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Issue # 4 May 2011
"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Chen-ou Liu is a contributing writer for Rust+Moth and Simply Haiku. He lives in a suburb of Toronto, where he has been struggling with a life in transition and translation. His poetry has been published and anthologized worldwide. His tanka and haiku have been honored with awards.

Chen-ou Liu

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An Illegal Alien

Give up
your poet dream.
I've been
writing poetry
since you were swimming
in your daddy's balls.
Day dreamer!

My father
never thought
I could swim
across the Pacific,
from the ideographic
to the alphabetic.