Monday, October 10, 2011

Pulp Poem of the Week

I wondered which would be better
to work as a prostitute to live,
or to die rather than work as one?
I’d say the latter answer would be
the one chosen by the healthy mind,
but then again,
there’s not really anything healthy
about being dead.
Anyway, they do say that women
who are sexually active tend
to have a better complexion.
Not that I cared if
I was healthy or not.
Hitomi Kanehara
Snakes and Earrings
(trans. by David James Karashima)

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