Another Moon Festival comes, and so does another poem by me! This time, it focuses on pregnancy, though I tried to deal with climate change, because of the increasing temperatures in the Seattle area during the summer.
那一年，我是怀孕了， 可是我血着甜酒; 我不知道是否婴儿活下去。 我为她的父亲等一等; 混乱乱的日子只是 快快走了的麻雀; 亲爱的脚步，它们深得在沙漠买了吗? 我们互相羡慕别人的美丽; 你问我为什么我是永恒的梦者， 我答应是我只想住在 那个琳琅满目的城市， 那个无法了解的幻梦。 可你早已知道了多的街; 如今你的光不如霓虹灯引起迷失人， 因为你的前橘色画着世界末日。 我问你为什么把岁月打造了镰刀， 然后在我背上无情地刻着我的死亡， 燃烧了我的翅膀。 你从来没讨论结束， 而只说你再回来一次， 可你忍不住变成一个另外的东西， 这样的思念慢慢地让你疯狂。 我嗓子沙哑; 我害怕他早已阵亡， 为了再吃新鲜黑莓一次。 你不停的看不清我们， 因为我们的自负是野花-- 它们绽放之后， 我们将它们买别人， 因为我们买不起道德， 或者一双回乡的机票。 你被迫了抱着世界 当银海慢慢地融化白金， 我们留在城市的郊外， 而只对朋友告别。 所以，为了互相救一点， 而我会出走， 就背叛自己的放纵。
That year, I became pregnant, but I bleed sweet wine, and I don't know whether my baby will keep on living or not. I wait for her father, those hurried days are just sparrows that have already left-- are those cherished footsteps already buried in the desert? We envy the other's beauty. you ask why I am the eternal dreamer, I reply that I just want to live in that city which pleases the eye-- that fantasy one cannot understand. But you already know so many roads; Now your light is not as attractive to the lost as the neon lights; because your light orange glow paints the end of the world. I ask you why did you take the years to make a scythe, and then carve my death upon my back while burning my wings. You never talk about the end; just that you will return again, but you can't bear just to be another object, this longing drives you mad. My tongue curls up; I'm afraid that he had died in battle, so that he may have fresh blackberries again. You keep on looking down on us, because our pride are wildflowers. After they bloom, we sell them to others, for we can afford neither virtue, nor tickets back home. You've been forced to hold the world when the Milky Way slowly melts into platinum. We stay on the city's outskirts, and bid our friends goodbye. So, in order to save a bit of each other, I set out, and betray a bit of my self-indulgence.
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