Smile to laugh,

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New Cheer:  “Kick Ass Doug”

Smile to laugh,
gleam to sweat, in last
Gwangju summer, packing one
more time, one more move,
conclusion.

Family may
shrink again, grandmother
struggles, husband not
silent enough, must now make
a life of farming.

Dynamic
bounces from caustic
to tolerant, but stress mounts,
throws Dad for a loop.
Numbers suck

so doctors
check; stress ruins love, kills the
romance. The batting
order is a team of three,
not Kia Tigers.

Pressures ease
as sweat replaces rage for
hot gym rats
and their mascot, our
running, hiding, son.

One semester
to make everything look good,
quell rampant
rumors, teach better,
kiss Gwangju goodbye.

Copyright, Doug Stuber, 2010. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given, and with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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