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THE NORTHERN STATION£¨Xiao Kaiyu£©

[2015-5-29 8:03:01]

 THE NORTHERN STATION£¨Xiao Kaiyu£©
 
 
 I feel I¡¯m a crowd of people.
 On the overpass at the old Northern Station, in my body
 some people start to discuss and argue, a cacophony.
 I¡¯m smoking, considering the ruins of a train station,
 I want to shout, there¡¯s a burning in my throat.
 
 I feel I¡¯m a crowd of people.
 Walking on an abandoned track, kicking the curling rust of ties,
 O, it¡¯s unbearably crowded inside me, as if some people are getting on a train,
 some off. A train is coming toward me,
 another goes whistling out of my body.
 
 I feel I¡¯m a crowd of people.
 I walk into a spacious room, pass over a railing,
 at the ticket-check of bygone days, suddenly, within me
 a void. O, in this waiting room there are no travelers,
 what¡¯s standing or seated is all dim shadow.
 
I feel I¡¯m a crowd of people.
In a nearby alley, at a cigarette stall, beside a phone box,
they come out like pearls of sweat. They squat, jump,
block things up in front of me. They wear watches, brocade shirts,
carry weighty trunks as if they¡¯re balloons.

I feel I¡¯m a crowd of people,
While eating noodles in a noodle shop they are before me
 sitting around the table. Their angular or square faces, laughing loudly, 
they have a bit of an accountant¡¯s false respectability. 
But I¡¯m extremely hungry. Hummering an old movie tune, 
they step into my bowl.

I feel I¡¯m a crowd of people.
But they¡¯ve gathered into a heap of fears. I get on a public bus,
the bus rocks. Enter a bar, the power goes out. So I must walk
to Hongkou, the Bund, the square, go home in a round about way.
I sense there¡¯s another pair of feet in mine. 

 (Tr. by Michael M. Day)

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