Happier Atoms Don’t Exist

Black holes torture trees.

Turtles and birds get upset at my mom

because Chinese-Americans power cities.

Divination never happened.

I think about suburbs too much.

Crying fuses stars: it’s everything.

Years later, I believe it never happened.

Two shells collide. Yarrow appeared.

Conscious spinning is peculiar.

Thank you for reading my poem. Read more of my poetry here.



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Tao Lin

Tao Lin


I’m the author of Leave Society (2021), Trip (2018), Taipei (2013), other books. Visit my website at https://taolin.us.