The First Polygamy (Genesis 4:17-24)

Cain, the first murderer of the humankind.
‘Cause there were only four people; Adam,
Eve, Abel and Cain when Cain killed Abel.
So calling Cain the first fratricide would be
Meaningless. Lamech, 6th descendent of
Cain didn’t just keep ancestor’s tradition,
but also created a new tradition by taking
two wives; Adah and Zillah. He showed a
great courage to stretch the meaning of
God’s holy will; to make one from created
one man and one woman. ‘Adah’ is said to
mean ‘embellish’; Embellishment is women’s
basic instinct. Who can blame woman who
wants to be pretty? The name ‘Zillah’ is said
to imply ‘dark’. Women’s darkness could
be a charm, so Lamech had two wives with
totally different taste. Who knows the truth?
I didn’t see them myself. Cain’s tradition of
bad blood was adopted by good blood –
Abraham and Jacob who had several wives.
Define ‘bad’. Define ‘good’. I used to envy
polygamy, but how fortunate I have only
one wife! How can I serve several wives?
Even serving only one woman is too hard.
Well, Biblical ancestors, they didn’t serve
women, but they took care of them. Yeah!

The follower I dumped

No matter how beautiful it is,
if it won’t seduce me
with its fragrance,
if it won’t greet me
with its warm heart,
it would be just
a flower in a vase,
a unnecessary attraction to innocent bystanders,
a cheap decoration in a so-so restaurant.
The flower that was thrown in the garbage can
even before it was touched by my hands.

I’ve written poems for this flower, so
If I excrete it from my mind,
It will bequeath beautiful poems, but
the flower I dumped,
whose flower will it become and
be thrown away again?

‘Cause of my spirit of mercy,
It would take long to realize that
I’ve been trashed by the flower…

Candlelight

In a room that is darker than the hair
of a virgin ghost, a candlelight that
is smaller than a mustard seed will
light up this not-so-small room bright
and make cockroaches take flight
and make the ghost vent her spite
in a dark dark mountain outside.
Then why can’t I light the candle?
I don’t have to see anyway. In no
time, my eyes will get used to the
dark and I can see what I want to
see. I won’t have to drive the vengeful
ghost out with lighted candle. I will
take revenge for her. I didn’t know
this small candle was so powerful…