Yehna Chang

Highlighter

So much depends
On this fluorescent light
A bright yellow
Striking
A sharp
Slice at
A piece of paper so white.

Even a gentle press
Makes the ink run
Like a lie
Spreading from ear to ear
Innocent mind to mind.

It spreads
Spreads so fast.

Clots so fast.

You can’t control it.

I told you
It was permanent.




[TABLE OF CONTENTS, LHS CLASS OF 2010 EDITION]


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