Youth, So Joyous BB #28 June 11-12, 2008, ICN-SFO-CHT

Youth, So Joyous BB #28 June 11-12, 2008, ICN-SFO-CHT

One kept coming, called to say a cheery
goodbye, introduced friends, danced, bumped
shoulders, threw a one-on -one birthday party,
weathered a Japanese assault, passed out
resumes, laughed, posed, smiled, arched
backward, resisted, broke-up, reunited, skipped
class, drank beer, stilled a wandering heart,
broke through the walls of an impossibly complex,
lonely man, and acted as an emotional tour guide,
matching up exactly, creating social space, a
lifesaver, as my office-mate is cold, the Korean
professors wanted nothing to do with some visiting
windbag who invited them to join his class to
pick up a bag’s worth of the daily garbage strewn
by students used to living amongst discarded
packaging. No no, these “colleagues” stayed away
in droves, so it was students for lunch, family
for dinner and hundreds of hours slaving over
text-book writing, waiting for a relaxing visit from
one young smiling, jazzy, loyal, reinvigorating friend.

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