Anxiety

NaPoWriMo Day 20: Consider the Following

NaPoWriMo Day 19: Epistolary Disorder

Dear Anxiety,

But even that isn’t quite right,
is it, unless dear means simply
that which we hold close, never letting go, but
you are the one who insists, aren’t you?

My First Visit to a Korean Dentist

I’m pretty fortunate my teeth have not rotted out of my head by now.


‘Her Midnight Run, My Empathy’ in Busan Haps

I have refreshed the essay a bit and it’s now appearing on Busan Haps’ website. Check it out!

http://busanhaps.com/midnight-run-empathy/

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Note: She did not leave a note. That’s my handwriting.



Her Midnight Run, My Empathy

My best friend’s replacement pulled an infamous “midnight run” last weekend.

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Her escape wasn’t discovered until, presumably, she was on a plane bound for her home in Australia. Our only indication of this, a presumably-hastily-written email to her recruiter. A “mea culpa” of sorts. Oops.

If we were to write an obituary for her Korean death, it could read: You were only 23, with so much left to see, so much left to do. Or: what was your name again?

She was here such a short time that perhaps only one photo, taken during my friend’s goodbye dinner, is the only evidence this girl ever set foot in this country. Well, that and her suitcase, which she left in the apartment, as well as some ramyeon wrappers and empty soda bottles.


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