Kim Hyesoon | Poetry

translated by Cindy Juyoung Ok

On me
you leave no handprints
Over me
you hold no sway
as if only all your shadows slipped
On me
you cannot even unload your weight
Neither body temperature
nor whip reaches
To me
even your sweet voice does not reach
There are no hot tears either
But I
know how to shatter at once
In the morning sunlight
ten million strands
I know how to cut out all your eyeballs
and fly away in an instant