Bite-Sized Life

Chop Suey Poems

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The earthy manner in which he kneels

when coy-haired man says, "Marry me"

causes the woman to fall backward.

He carries her to the Russian castle on the river.

A mild break from the clanging of pots,

he steers the car into the vineyards

and saki gardens. The coy-haired man sees

the lightness of the sun-baked dazzle of the saki gardens,

the day soaring like a plane without an engine.

                                                                        Priscilla Lee