Tagged: asian

we are attempting

we are attempting
to speak with a single voice – no
group has ever built

unity underneath an
invisibility cloak
.
20210317:2027
y

no one ever taught

no one ever taught
us to be silent weavers –
it came naturally,

swinging from one unseen soul
to the next, making us whole
.
20210308:2034
y

inside each waiting

inside each waiting
are small sachets of seasoned
waiting, provided

principally as a source
of comfort, preservation
.
20171023:1951
y

between model

between model
minority
and model
citizen
is a gap –
we are trying to
fill it with everything
we know, everything we
experience, everything
that comes our way,
plagued with blind spots
perfected by society
.
20160827:0710
y

you are watching the

you are watching the
latest martial arts darling
in asian cinema, something
enigmatic, poetic,
reserved, i am wavering
between accepting and
rejecting myself for not
being as intoxicated,
enraptured by this
exotic intrigue.
there is a fine pretense
between belonging and
not belonging, i can’t
solve for the variables
while holding myself
at arm’s length
.
20160101:2131
y

in the drawing room

in the drawing room
before sunrise, our piano
is picking up your
Japanese
darkness swallows
the translation, but
the influence
strikes memories
out of my sleep
.
20140930:0846
y

home is an east-west

in the pentatonic

in the pentatonic
drip
of Colin
McPhee, the
radiator dared
to tune his flute,
nearly catching
up beneath the
layers of
ostinati, with
a strained
persistence
between a handful
of parallel fifths
and finally
hitting the
downbeat just
shy of the gong
.
20130321:0830
y

they hand them out with

they hand them out with
very little instructions
in these parts. it is
only sometimes
wallet-sized. i have
seen several distinctive
placards jerked
around as weapons
or shields – nothing
bulletin-sized,
mind you.
at the end of the
day, it is never really
a surprise –
we are wired to
form patterns, take
sides. it requires
more effort to
override the shortcut
than, say, pull
out that race card
.
20120225:1039
y