“Beijing Goes To The Doctor” by Meg Eden

A Week With Beijing - A Poetry Chapbook by Meg Eden

Beijing was diagnosed
with black lung, the kind
people get after forty years
of smoking. The doctor looked
into her chest, but there was
nothing: no breath, no lung.
I ask her how she lives without
breathing, and she says, How
do you think we built the Great Wall?


A Week With Beijing is Neon‘s second chapbook. Find out more and order a copy from the chapbook’s home page.

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