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HARD WATER

By (November 1, 2016) No Comment

 
All the drives have been tried
The devices are tired
And the heat has been beaten

Out of the bush
of wool that was pulled over our eyes

And all through our striving to avoid
the mismanagement of pain
A particular strain of joy has bent
our faces to clich├ęs

This could be us
and it is
To both of our surprises

Until the cows
come home
And the last petals fall
And the west is won

I need you
To hold this
Disposition for me
 
 
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Jeannie Yoon is a poet and artist and a second-generation Korean American living in South Bend, Indiana. She attends the MFA program at the university of Notre Dame and works as an editorial assistant with Action Books. She is working on a treatise about Asian American political consciousness and sings in a new wave covers band.

 

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