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A Thousand Words: Almost Here

July 24th, 2009
by Chiwan Choi

LOS ANGELES, CA-

I try to make the most of my 4 a.m. dog walks, moving our car to a better parking space, telling the dog to look for money. She wakes me up by punching me in the face. She is accurate. She will wait until I open my eyes before she sticks her paw, either one, right in my eye. Last night she fell asleep next to me, to my right, and slept so still that at least three times in the night, I put my hand on her belly to check for the rise and fall of breath. She started licking my right arm when she woke up a little before 4, the sound of her tongue in the dark filling our small apartment. I pulled Judy tighter into me with my other arm, pulling her lips to my chest. (more…)


Chiwan Choi

Tides

July 13th, 2009
by Chiwan Choi

LOS ANGELES, CA -

white boy joel called our neighborhood a ghetto
and swam in his pool hidden behind tall walls
splashing water loud enough for us to hear.

when he stepped out on his lawn
rubbing his belly under his t-shirt
we shot him in the face with a bb gun and
ran away as blood flowed out
six seven inches in front of him
spraying the green grass.
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