Life in This Age

A green gas-guzzling

Hi-Tech speedy machine

with drivers to swipe

right across the globe

 to stump their foes

under carbon footprints.


Western Union

After small talk

to squeeze sympathy

in the form of papers

brown, gold, and green

beans counted out until

the next meal means

an end never in sight,

his ATM

in dead of night.


Late Night Kung Fu Movies

My pajama-clad body would lie,

under the covers, face-up

with eyes trained on

my open door for

the television’s glow to flicker

against the white walls

taunts me to sneak down

the muted hallway of

hidden dragons and

crouching tiger at midnight,

pale and dark eyes tilted

to flick the tips of little ears,

bodies in fluid motion.