from A SUBCOMMISSION OF ROCK TYPES AGAINST POTENTIAL ATTACKS
Despite family salinity ranges, soil additives.
The rebels demanded 4.3 scorched earth
“Decayed Moon” etched into her belly
destroying this small fertility god from soldiers elsewhere
city or cinder pricing on Korean relics paired stone wool
staged to swim in Fig. 7
stone grandfathers the trapezoidal tombs connected stars
at the open end of the enclosure
living green minerals
innumerable passages into, out of, and around
these various human sanctuaries
war brewing between basaltic melts in length
carbon free speech
the only to death is adamant.
Quaternary geology in the enemy
the bramble of razor wire
Ethical Economics of groundmass
greater than bamboo spears
in which only guilt is copyrighted
propped up here with others,
its guardians: gods and favorable capitalistic buffer
their haste to the state companies
or conduits, with its celestial end firmly lodged
into the north-pole star, which
channeled the flow of heaven's blessings,
the nations now in each other
inside one flower,
muddying the springwater
to “foster a world environment”
that flows from the Gureombi
in which the American system
can survive and flourish.
The antique geomancer's compass,
between two sedimentary rocks
the path that curves sharply at the
entranceways to human habitats
to reassess the scope of the onslaught
the rough-hewn volcanic stones
are often piled high, forming a solid closet,
protective against the elements and totally dark.
Chad Hardy teaches English in South Korea. The writing here comes from a book length work-in-progress focused on the construction of a military base on the Korean island of Jeju. His work has appeared in various journals, and his collaboration with Joe Hall, The Container Store Vols. I & II, is available through Springgun Press.
Park Jung Hong makes pottery in Seoul. The work pictured here comes from his series A Rock, a reference to Gureombi, the black rock coastline that is being destroyed to make way for the base. You can view more of his work at: parkjunghong.com.