Mei and I

He sits rapt as a parrot overlooking
A perfect mirror image of itself and thinks:
Atonement is a stone in the river.
Astonishment is not.
A poet of the ‘gentle
Ideas of philosophy’, the heir
Of Ta’o Ch’en, who belongs
To the clarity of poetry,
He has no thoughts on
The toucan encrusted bridge
Built across the arc of his life span.
Great is that memory of the mountain.
For if memory allows you to look backwards,
It also allows a peek into the future,
The spill of the seasons.
The air smells of pears and tears.
This is our poem:

Atonement is a stone in the river.
Together we flow into a gentle sea, Mei and I.
How great is that secret memory of the mountain.

Among many islands, a vision appears

Published by extrasimile

define: extra: excess, more than is needed, required or desired; something additional of the same kind. define: simile: a simile is a type of figurative language, language that does not mean exactly what it says, that makes a comparison between two otherwise unalike objects or ideas by connecting them with the words “like” or “as.” The reader can see a similar connection with the verbs resemble, compare and liken. Similes allow an author to emphasize a certain characteristic of an object by comparing that object to an unrelated object that is an example of that characteristic. define: extra: an minor actor in a crowd scene

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