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Hanging by a paw

Hanging by a paw

The cat leaps high onto The top of the bookshelf. Glances side to side and down The world is below. What should it conquer? The wooden slab where humans worked, too dull. The fluffy chair, too low. Oh look, a golden sphere Emerging from another wooden slab that humans pushed. A bit far, but leapable.…

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“I can’t read you”

“I can’t read you”

Someone once said to me, “I can’t read you. I can read most people but not you.” You can’t read me because I’m not giving you my all. You realize you can’t read me because you wish so badly you could. Why must you try? Live in the moment like I do.     ©…

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Cargo

Cargo

Like an old GI Joe that the boy puts In a station wagon connected to The toy car Because other, shinier GI Joes, fill The toy car. Unclear to him, clear to us It is a matter of time before He buries his old love. When the toy car moves on its toy car path,…

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Unnecessary

Unnecessary

If I don’t feel It’s hard for me to show. If I don’t think It’s hard for me to say. If I feel I want to show. As long as you are open I will show. If I think I want to say. As long as you are open I will say. If you don’t…

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I gravitate towards you

I gravitate towards you

“She’s really funny I think I gravitate towards funny people,” I explain. Yesterday you caught me while I was drinking Water of course, what do you mean And I aspirated it “You.. you okay there?” Cough laugh cough But as the semester draws to a close, I realize it’s not the funny That keeps me…

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I’m here

I’m here

Turn around I’m here for you We smile Come back My arms are open We hug Talk to me I’m listening We chat Come back But you don’t You keep going I’m back, You say. But I’m not here. © Kate Eunah Lee, 12/16/2017 Author’s note: I want to show you exactly how normal I…

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Mrs. Ferris

Mrs. Ferris

First class of the morning Fifth grade I came early Because ma dropped me off early I spent every morning with Mrs. Ferris. She asked me one day, “Do you want to apply for some scholarships? I can nominate you. I think you’ll do well.” I wrote the applications Eligibility: Only U.S. citizens. A few…

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