Kyoko Kishida

fight or flight


nettle, thistle, wild rose

keep by your side

the passage narrows

undrinkable water

bewitched pair of shoes

soles that wear out fast


you run

a closet on your back

do you want the red pill

or the blue one, they ask


stifling nocturnal anatomy

errorist scarecrows

terrorist scapegoats

obscure marks on

your wrists and ribs


a copper coin

underneath the tongue

red protection

against black magic


civilisation’s smoked meat

twirls in the gut


fluid catalytic cracking

steam cracking

catalytic reforming


stretching of the spine



desires and demands

asterisks drowned

in petrochemicals