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July 10, 2020 Poetry

Desire/Excellence

Sean Cho A.

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i came to America too young
to be foreign, so all my dreams 
are American and contemporary,
present and blinding as morning-hunger:
a fat gull scavenges for loose plastic bags 
and their crumb-treasures
on the winter sand. On the television 
a well dressed man (who back home people 
would ask if he  was my brother) thanks the University 
for his success. All While i’m stealing one too many
week old sandwiches from the food pantry.
Look the tangelos are losing 
their green. I won’t apologize for the smallness 
of my delights.
 

image: Asnim Asnim


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