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I. What are you?

ah        I know        What you are:
I can see it in your        misshapen eyes, half-
moon indentations from        your mother’s dirty fingernails––
and        look at your        rice-paper skin that
curls and yellows        with just a bit of sun––        don’t
tell me,        let me        guess––        Nihaoma? Konichiwah?        

no, actually, it’s        annyeonghaseyo


II. Waegukin

but        you can’t be        One of Us, not really,        no: your eyes
are too wide        and naturally folded, your limbs are
like cedar planks, long        and heavy and        ––mosenggyoso!––
and your body        is too soft, like        an albino bullfrog belly        (White bodies
are always soft        because all the spaces they inhabit        are safe)––
we see none of Us        in You        so you can’t possibly be––

yes,        yes––        but I        am

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UnreliableRuth
It's not Ruth.
United States
I like sad songs and bad puns. Also, cats.

I mostly write poetry, but I will occasionally write prose (read: mediocre attempts at romance and magical realism) as well.
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oviedomedina Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2016
Thank you for the favorite! :)
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UnreliableRuth Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2016
You're very welcome! Thanks for the fave as well :D
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016
Thank you for adding a :+fav:
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UnreliableRuth Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2016
You're very welcome!
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Reunaa Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
thank you for the fav! :)
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UnreliableRuth Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2016
You're very welcome!
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner May 21, 2016  Professional Writer
Thanks for faving my work - I appreciate the support!
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UnreliableRuth Featured By Owner May 25, 2016
You're very welcome!
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2016  Professional Writer
Thanks very much for the fave.
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UnreliableRuth Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2016
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