Mary is her English name, director at my friend’s firm
An exquisite and enchanting face, faint smell of fragrance
Scent of allure but with good taste. Graduated from prestigious university, elegant.
4-inch-heels, upholds her career
Rise above the others. Working like hell, when wining and dining as well.
Downing glass after glass with no paling face, or force it all out in the toilet once drunk
On she drinks. Until the opponent
Shows sign of weakness. One deal after another, closed right from there.
I admit that I’m drawn to her a little.
Once after drinking, I said to her boss with twisted tongue.
My friend, you’re so blessed to have such a great employee.
Such a beauty, making money for you.
More than an employee of mine, my friend said laughing.
She has been my secret lover, behind her husband’s back.
I can fuck her anytime I want.
Just imagine, such a beauty, working her ass off.
fucks like a bunny, never demands a pay raise,
isn’t it too good to be true?
I was stunned and asked, “how did you make that happen?”
My friend smiled wryly, “no big deal. I just tell her time and again,
‘I love you,’ and she actually believes it.”
I am the editor of a magazine. For so many days, I deliberated on deciding whose works should be published in the first edition of our magazine. At last, I decided that this author must be someone who was born and grew up with the new millennium. He or she should also be an eminent poet who boasts great authority in this field or even in other fields. By these criteria, Sheng Haobo is undoubtedly the best candidate. The characteristics of his early poems are explicit in this piece of poem: sharp and pointed. Yet, this piece is not short of maturity displayed in his current works. Its profundity lies in objective narration, careful observation and sarcasm. The plot of this poem Mary’s Romance is ridiculous, absurd and sarcastic yet it exactly pictures what love is in our age. (Yisha)