Oedipus Simplex

April 4, 2007

This poem was published in The Other Merlion and Friends (2015). It first appeared in Mascara Literary Review, Issue 1 (2007).

Oedipus Simplex

Who’s the idiot who says
if you meet Buddha on the road
kill him?

If you meet Buddha on the road
leave him alone,
don’t kill anyone,
and don’t listen to stupid advice.

Gwee Li Sui

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