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WHERE IS SHE?

I buried her in a tomb underground She screamed and fought, But I whispered, “hush, hush,” “It is time to lock you away.” “The society applauds me, They all like the new me, In order to adapt We must destroy … Continue reading

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MOTORCYCLE RIDE

The nation witnessed your creation on Route 66, a synthetic sculpture of fumes, fire and chrome circled by flashing lights and clamoring spectators that roped off your work with yellow stanchion tape so taken by the spectacle they shooed all … Continue reading

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JBC

Your name was poor but your car smelled like money. We kicked off into the bright lights and whizzing lanes of the 10. Hands on the steering wheel, fingers clenched, you told stories. I hid my face in my scarf, … Continue reading

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On Los Angeles and University Gentrification

My university boasted this year that soon it would be 50% ethnic. If by progress you mean half the students are white and half the Hispanic population of 20% looks white anyway, I’m dubious. Apparently they wanted to make the … Continue reading

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Realization in Malibu

I try to remember not to let people into my special places. And by people, I mean those ill-fated to stay. Soon those secret hiding spots, intimate sanctuaries, and usual adventure places are filled with the memories of them, long … Continue reading

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DEPRESSED ASTHMATIC

She waves her cigarette as she talks Wafts of smoke framing her grin like a wreath Burning paper and ashy debris and spite choking throat; warning on label not heeded. The truth is I cannot breathe; neither your air Nor … Continue reading

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Suicide as an art form and political act

Iris Chang’s last suicide letters I promise to get up and get out of the house every morning. I will stop by to visit my parents then go for a long walk. I will follow the doctor’s orders for medications. … Continue reading

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