Poem by Lucy Sheen

 

Chinese Numbers

Dover 58

An airtight coffin

They wanted a better life

Too much to hope for?

Morcambe bay 21

The devils beach

Pitch-black

Desperate

Waiting in vain

Until the tide delivered death

Pingfan 3,000 to 12,000

Human experiments they were called

Unit 731, 1644 and 100

10,000 or more plague infested bags of flesh

Ravaged by untreated venereal diseases

Prostitutes for war 20,000

Probably more we may never know

Young females barely past their teens enslaved for sex

Cholera

Anthrax

Tularemia

Ate through the living corpses of 400,000

Unleashed from a lab man indeed has become death

 

Artwork © Allison Goldin
Artwork © Allison Goldin

 

Made in Hong Kong, exported to the UK as a transracial adoptee.
Lucy Sheen is a dyslexic actor, writer and filmmaker, using the nom de plume of Lucy Chau Lai-Tuen.

Allison Goldin is an artist living in California. Her work is a collection of spontaneous drawings from the imagination. The most common link throughout her art are the semi-recognizable creatures scattered amongst and bringing together the surrounding doodles.

 

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