discord sown in the fields of my own mind
grow to be weeds that strangle the little seedlings
that cry for renewal, for a fresh breath,
gulping down the last yolk of sunshine for supper.
they tell me that it’s all in my own head:
a mass of tissue and neurons entangled with
the steady beat of my soul, stretching and contracting
like train couplers reconciling cabins that will never touch
all the time, I think about your typicality,
yet having to think implies mystery.
how is it that you never look at yourself in mirrors,
given how you’re so god damn beautiful?
why have I never tasted pretence in your voice,
but have only heard the purest thoughts, organic and
some questions will always be questions.
thus I, deciding whether these are tears or raindrops,
stagger back into eden, crawling
back into the soil of late winter,
retracting my roots in the wait for rebirth next spring.
Last November, I travelled solo to Shanghai to meet my dad there. He wanted to expose me to the F&B franchises in China at an exhibition as well as to show me around Nanjing, where he spent a lot of time working in the past. It was a really great experience to once again revel in the upbeat city of Shanghai and to take a walk back in time on the historic grounds of Nanjing.
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two white dresses at a wedding will command stares.
a change of outfit is not granted;
there are so many skeletons in my closet
that i can’t tell my backbones from belts.
i can choose to smile and wave like i
a rag doll pinned onto a cork board to be
sliced, diced, and everything nice.
to iron out my incompatibilities,
a creaseless palm clutching the smallest of
infinities that persuade me to let go of
cards that no longer serve purpose
for i am a temporary tattoo,
the last page of a calendar,
counting down to when i won’t fit the