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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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UNTITLED FACEBOOK STATUS 5-9-16

It ain’t even summer yet and I’m already excited about the lineup at Grand Performances sixpacks of Stone and yes, you can have my dollars for Yuna’s clearbright eyes and neon lights lit up on damp concrete in DTLA. colorado … Continue reading

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A REVERBATION

My heart beats in unsure sidesteps, a-doki, a-doki – holds and release I feel you with each squeeze, the crunch of your nails digging into the pockmarks of my skin The ones you created, loosened, made indents in the smoothness … Continue reading

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POST-TRAUMATIC TRISTESSE

11/22/2012 I used to love hugs. As girls, we would plaster our flat chests together tightly, like magnets, after band competitions inhaling the scent of each other’s armpit sweat mixed with suntan lotion. Today, when Penelope pulls me in after … Continue reading

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Fragmented Thoughts

I. I taught myself how to ride a multi-speed bike in Anchorage. It was too big for me, so my feet barely even touched the ground when I braked and stopped. In July, it can get up to 75 degrees … Continue reading

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THE MATHEMATICIAN

Your desktop background nods to computer algorithms Bookshelves filled with organic chemistry and complex physics. A tree grows in your room, in honor of your alma mater And when you play music, you dissect wavelengths, patterns, deciphering art into a … Continue reading

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