運命不足

冬はたゞ
我が沼にのみ
見しかども
燃ゆる燃ゆらむ
水の端の蓮

faithfully inadequate

Only in winter
Beside myself in the swamp
I see it, and yet
Will it burn or will it burn
The lotus on water’s edge


Catfished from Honolulu, Hawai’i with a disgustingly generous financial aid package, Albert Lee 李威夷 is a senior at Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Their first poetry chapbook, “SP溢LL,” is forthcoming from Tammy Journal in early 2020. If you feel so inclined, you can find more of their work in Bullets into Bells, Driftwood Press, radical trans poetry, Storm Cellar, and The Poached Hare. Follow them on Twitter @weiweiwrites