China

by

Harold Jokela









People's Republic

Life is three rice bowls,
A mahjong table, one child,
And two bicycles.





Leadership

State enterprises build
Unsinkable ship of state
On ocean bottom.





Love Boat

Romance in China
Is watching the Titanic
Movie together.





Plasticity

Rectitude becomes
Pretentiousness in China.
Corruption appears.





Culture Bound

Now they bind the minds
With fear and propaganda.
Feet are left to grow.