Pictures taken down
from the hanging
album right in front
of the sliding door of
my balcony
Almost locked you last
time your bare feet
stepped out of my
comfort zone like a
hummingbird mocking
an artificial flower
The thread now bare
So bare that I can’t
help but clipping all
of my corpse back up again
to fill out my
rain-eaten sepulcher

Dr. Ho Cheung Lee (Peter) resides in Hong Kong, where he teaches and writes. He is the founding editor of BALLOONS Lit. Journal. His poetry/short stories have appeared in Poetry Quarterly, River Poets Journal, Sierra Nevada Review, The Chaffey Review, The Interpreter’s House, The Oddville Press, The Writing Disorder, and elsewhere. His photography/artwork is forthcoming in Rattle (winter 2016) as cover art, *82 Review (Issue 4.4), and Front Porch Review (Jan 2017). More about him can be found at

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