Already I Am Losing You
By Allegra Wong

In your walk-up
this rainy summer
we unravel Neruda,
baste his love songs
to the seams of our
encounter, then move
like nesting birds
on your Imari vase.
Already I am missing
your red Sarouk,
white wainscoting, drawings
in pale colors and
ink. Already I am losing
you as my blue shadow
turns our love mewlings
and the rain
into chrysanthemums
and flaming figures
reclining--a composition,
or a caprice.

Allegra Wong is a winner from KotaPress Anthology Contest Vol 1, Issue 2. She will be reading from the winning collection at the release party in Seattle on Friday, May4th, 2001. Come check her out!


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