The Emperor is Afraid of Zhu Yufu

by Russell Streur

Zhu Yufu is eating green moss
And making stories up.

He is arguing with Confucius
And plotting nights with Robber Chih.
He is gossiping on the Terrace of Yellow Cranes.
He is spreading rumors on three bridges.

Zhu Yufu is making faces at the emperor
In the path to Stone Mirror.

He is setting clocks to unofficial time.
He says the hour’s come.
He is stealing everybody’s feet.
He is headed for the Square.

Zhu Yufu
Must be stopped.

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