Untitled Six
Oliver Rice

The Chinese, said Herndon,

At the moment I was thinking,

The Chinese, he said, speak of the four dignities,

I was thinking of a man who keeps a journal,

the four dignities, he said,
walking, standing, sitting, lying,

a journal, I was thinking, in which he never writes,
although he occasionally examines it,

walking, standing, sitting, lying.
These traits, he says, are neither male nor female.

although he occasionally fondles it.