Tuesday: 5 of 6

Photographer Yana Bobrykova

β€œWhen this American woman,
whose thighs are bound in casual red cloth,
comes thundering past my sitting place
like a forest-burning Mongol tribe,
the city is ravished
and brittle buildings of a hundred years
splash into the street;
and my eyes are burnt
for the embroidered Chinese girls,
already old,
and so small between the thin pines
on these enormous landscapes,
that if you turn your head
they are lost for hours.”
(When this American woman from “Let Us Compare Mythologies” by Leonard Cohen)