False Landing

Works in Translation

Dorothea Rosa Herliany, translated by Claire Potter
Published as a part of Cordite Poetry Review — 40.1: INDONESIA, Nov 04, 2012

Originally published as Pendaratan yang Salah.

Buy the things she wants

A bauble heart in the wind––

Drink cream-brandy, sing along

To the pin-pricks of the clocks.

Place the jackpot under a cow patty

Sow lavender into each row

Thread trip wires into the violins

I move in the dark against.

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