Still a bit to go from the Yoon Yong poems. 

The revolution was televised
 
…The protest to impeach Park Geun-hye on those cold December nights
when the people cupped LED candles for “moral warmth”
 
& made Gyeongbokgung resemble a map
of the observable universe circumscribed with its own light
 
—it was then I felt the will of a collective |
the will moreover of Koreans to better themselves.
 
Our ancestors looked on us & encouraged
our behaviour | our rebellion against the absurdity
 
of a leader who puts Botox | Viagra
& Shamanism ahead of her people’s welfare.
 
My disappointment was palpable when
after all the work of protest was done
 
people just went off to eat fried chicken
& drink beer. I don’t know what I expected
 
but not that
—I joined them…
Posted by:danielpaulmarshall

After living in Korea for shy a decade, I find myself back in England, penalized for my turned back, awaiting a move to Exeter, where I will study an MA in English, with focus on environmental studies. These days I am reading inveterately, owing to my no longer living without the means to buy books & books & books. My reading interest lie in contemporary philosophy, ecology, ecological philosophy, object orientated ontology & speculative realism. These ideas are leaching into my poetry & essays.

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