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31 August 2012
8:10 pm
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// BOOKSACTUALLY RECOMMENDS //Unmarked Treasure by Cyril WongThe Burning Field The perfect poem  would arrive when I am forty, or maybe older, I told myself before coming home this evening  to the voices of ma and pa scraping like the plates of the earth along a fault, while my sister crumbled like a house on fire  outside their bedroom door. And I knew I could not wait. That night, I sat before my computer screen and waited for the poem to come like rain upon a burning field, and did not sleep.

// BOOKSACTUALLY RECOMMENDS //

Unmarked Treasure

by Cyril Wong


The Burning Field

The perfect poem
would arrive
when I am forty,
or maybe older, I told myself
before coming home this evening
to the voices of ma and pa
scraping like the plates of the earth
along a fault, while my sister
crumbled like a house on fire
outside their bedroom door.
And I knew
I could not wait. That night,
I sat before my computer screen
and waited for the poem
to come like rain
upon a burning field,
and did not sleep.

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