Monday, August 26, 2013

Identity by Ralph-Michael Chiaia

the butterfly is
in the case.
the Malay asks if
I’m Iraqi again
I’ve said no twice now
I just want that
butterfly in the case
yes, lah, the dead one

Author bio: 

Ralph-Michael Chiaia lives in Seoul with his family. He runs a bar. Two books of his are at Amazon (Ten Poems about East Asia & Kitsch Nebula Ampersands And and For Monks Only) and one more is coming out soon. Visit for links to reviews and other news. 

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