Someone said to me:
Everything seems surreal
in China. Have you heard the news?
But surreal is the norm there.
Kafka couldn’t have dreamt it as well
as the people who live it.
I read that one March,
dead baby girls were found
in a Chinese river. Drifted ashore.
Some had tags on their tiny feet
bearing their dates of births, their weights,
their mothers’ names.
Yes, everything is surreal
in China. I've heard the news.