Category : Poetry
7 years, 9 months ago 0
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Large lump of lizard three meters long Sauria varanidae, the muscled Monitor is a timid dragon, at home in the hot humidity of swampy Asian jungles. With shovel shaped head and meaty tail he’s amazingly agile for his bulk He climbs trees to catch snakes, swims strongly in tepid green lakes. Clad in gray green supple skin he lives his life in low profile, hides in leaf litter keeps his power secret. Wizened old woman, barely four feet tall Homo [...]

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It’s a perfect day for a marathon in Berlin Months of preparation over. We stand squeezed between strangers, My son and I, numbers pinned to our chests, Favorite shoes carefully laced, Waiting for the starter’s gun. I crane to see the running legends toe the line up front But seventeen thousand people Block my view. So instead, I stare at my small feet At the microchip on my shoe, At my son’s strong legs. Time was when I carried him [...]

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My friend Margaret was poised and slender. I envied the braids that lay heavy on her back, Those braids her mother plaited every morning, I wondered what they talked about While she wielded the brush ? My mother was too busy for such fussing. “Long hair saps your strength, she said, “See how thin Margaret is, she easily catches cold!” Margaret drew approval like a magnet. Her refined fragility contrasted my plump vigor. Her braids were obviously the key to [...]

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The eve of Chinese New Year is an unfortunate time to die. Joo Peng feared her death would bring bad luck to New Year celebrations. Ashamed of her ill-fated life she begged her parents to say she lived thirty-five years not thirty four, an unlucky number. This night her head rests on a satin pillow. Her parents stand dumbly beside her casket extend numb hands to greet guests. Joo Peng needs friends to light ritual candles to burn great clouds [...]

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