04-06-89

I am merely
a discarded wooden plank
powerless to resist the crushing of steel
still, I want to save you no matter if you’re
dead or still barely breathing, breathing

 

Liu Xiaobo, June Fourth Elegies
Translated from the Chinese by Jeffrey Yang
Graywolf Press, 2012

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