December 1, 2012

43

i speak korean —
short, and broken in places, 
english only, please.  

December 1, 2012

42

i know it’s winter,
the golden ginkgoes have turned
to a faded brown. 

October 6, 2012

38

It is 2 AM in Korea. I am eating cheesy ramen.

September 6, 2012

33

i write poetry 
on the back of wrinkled
worksheets.  

September 2, 2012

32

typhoon bolaven
drowned twenty two fishermen
and then just left town.  

June 28, 2012

30

seven months to go
already I am missing
the chipped pink, tea cup. 

June 27, 2012

29

my green tea tumbler
holds a photo from christmas
just one year ago. 

June 20, 2012   1 note

28

the old ajuma 
shakes her head until i say
"please, kimchi mandu"  

June 16, 2012   3 notes

27

the subway stations —
effusive reminders i’m
lost in translation. 

April 16, 2012   1 note

23

i walk with the past
through an endless tunnel
more blossoms than sky.