Category Archives: Poetry

END GAME

The way I see it, I gave you everything. Driving you around the city in my ’91 coupe while you painted your nails, sipped tropical drinks. There was no AC in my apartment, I let you in There was no … Continue reading

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TO LOVE FROM AFAR

I don’t regret falling in love with you, even though some Sundays it hurts to get up slowly in the morning. The music you played for me once, you never wrote down or recorded, grows fainter and fainter day by … Continue reading

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SUNDAY LUNCH AT A THAI RESTAURANT

It started with another mention of Dad, the C in Chemistry you didn’t know about, or the friendly next-door Honduran neighbors that just moved in, that you told me not to trust. My hand gripping green plastic chopsticks, your soup … Continue reading

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WATERLOO

Harold H. Piffard – Napoleon and Josephine. 1895. We could have built an empire together. But you were never happy at home, with me, cravate and sword, my men and my plans, fingers outstretched to foreign places, and yours reaching … Continue reading

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PNW LOVESONG

Picture by x1klima on flickr.com. I don’t miss Los Angeles but I miss the bay area: treelined streets and hills those birthday cake houses clustered in a mound on your slopes, mint leaves in my coffee and bokeh lights of … Continue reading

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FOR ASIAN GIRLS ABROAD THAT FEEL LIKE STRANGERS IN THEIR OWN SKIN WHEN CALIFORNIA WAS NOT ENOUGH

Image by takasuii on flickr.com. “So, here you are too foreign for home too foreign for here. Never enough for both.” – Ijeoma Umebinyuo Lunch for one at a french cafe: homework pages dotted with coffee marks, a cold crepe … Continue reading

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WHY I DON’T DATE PRIVILEGED PEOPLE: A LOVE SONG FOR THOSE TOO HUNGRY TO WASTE ANY TIME

A love song for those too hungry to waste any time. Continue reading

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