Reading ‘What is to be’


ah, as certain as the leaves
that are seen before me
will fall [to the ground]
it is possible that
the small mango seed which touches the foot
may become a mango forest

a small piece of paper
has the opportunity to become
a small piece of paper

the empty beer can
has a ‘seal’ to
become an empty beer can again

it is said there’s a mark that one can become
a human again?
when I search for myself
nothing but nothing is certain


By Zaw Htein
Translated by Myint Zan

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