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By the old temple
by Matsuo Basho

By the old temple,
peach blossoms;
a man treading rice.

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The Honeymoon
by Timothy Liu

The Honeymoon
My body is not
Afghanistan so perhaps
it's time you pull out.

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Since morning glories
by Kaga no Chiyo

since morning glories
hold my well-bucket hostage
I beg for water

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Occupied
by Timothy Liu

Occupied
when he unzipped
to display his sizable
stimulus package—

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Spring Is Here
by Timothy Liu

Spring Is Here
With cherry blossoms
swirling again around us—
stop talking so much!

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Blind Date
by Timothy Liu

Blind Date
Scrabble tiles spilled
across the bedroom floor—
no one keeping score.

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The Honeymoon
by Timothy Liu

The Honeymoon
My body is not
Afghanistan so perhaps
it's time you pull out.

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Spring Is Here
by Timothy Liu

Spring Is Here
With cherry blossoms
swirling again around us—
stop talking so much!

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Occupied
by Timothy Liu

Occupied
when he unzipped
to display his sizable
stimulus package—

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During One of Mahler's Endless Adagios
by Timothy Liu

During One of Mahler's Endless Adagios
The crinkled crackling
of a lozenge being unwrapped
followed by a yawn—

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