On the Mountaintop
after Yun dongju
I've come to the mountaintop
and the streets look like a baduk board
and the river slithers like a baby snake.
At this time of day
people spaced like baduk stones.
Half-day sun rests on a zinc roof
and the maggot-paced train
pauses at the station
and begins to move.
Wondering whether this crumpled sky
will completely cover the streets
I’d like to go to a higher place.
[Baduk is the Korean name for the Japanese game Go]