Pacific Asia Museum

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Pasadena, California 91101
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Mina Kirby 

Cricket in a Cage

Golden cricket ~
I have seen you
in the dewy grass
or on a warm rock
where the sun dried your wings

Sadness fills me
seeing you now
caged for all time
as entertainment
for princes

Chris Wesley

Autumn gloom
pierced by bowed melodies
crying freedom.
My Jiao Ge-Ge
have jumped and scattered
out of their cricket cages
and my grasp.

Their emancipator,
my child,
giggles in the corner.