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A Bowl of Hotpot on a Summer’s Day

See the old lady’s hands. All furled and weak, bleeding through the cracks. Her true name lost, hardly anything on her mind. It used to be once, when the wooden chipper’s gone and the cutting board’s soft, pregnant with water, … Continue reading

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Love is Red

Origami paper roses. A tiny plate of potpourri, left stale, on the living room window. One last sip from a can of cherry soda. Strawberry sundae, left melting, under the summer heat. A week-old insect bite. Molting daisies, left shedding, … Continue reading

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