Bite-Sized Life

Chop Suey Poems

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Released Birds Fly Back

Writing poetry

is like a Chinese artist

painting satyrs.

Light strokes trying to capture

the double burden

of a half-goat that aspires

to become an angel.

Gray against darker gray,

the ugly creature

puts a left shoe on the right hoof.

The artist illuminates

him by lanterns and a string

of lights, but she is a nymph

at the water's edge

luring him in. Art

shouldn't be safe.

                                                                        Priscilla Lee

Mr. Tumnus
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe