"dog," "promenade 1," "promenade 2," and "Butoh"


the dog works herself

through the fence between two gardens

she is on the watch



promenade 1                                                 

a statue is watching people strolling

scattering the birds from his head

thinking of the man who locked him in stone



promenade 2                                              

the bench is empty

its back board is cracked lengthwise

the statue sits beside





slugs crawl on the nitrous wall of the basement

this is their days

their nights

their lives

their demise



Gabor G Gyukics

Gabor G Gyukics (b. 1958) is a Hungarian-American poet and literary translator, author of seven books of original poetry, four in Hungarian, two in English, one in Bulgarian, and 11 books of translations including A Transparent Lion, selected poetry of Attila József in English and an anthology of North American Indigenous poets in Hungarian. He writes his poems in English (which is his second language) and Hungarian. He lived in Holland for two years before moving to the United States between 1988 and 2002. He now lives in the isle of Csepel in Budapest, Hungary. His latest book is a hermit has no plural (Singing Bone Press, 2015). Photo by Sándor Gyapjas.


Edited for Unlikely by Jonathan Penton, Editor-in-Chief
Last revised on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 21:57