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Christy Namee Eriksen, kim thompson, Jon Schill

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

to my lady friend korea

* i actually wrote this on a tuesday *

dear lady korea
we have been apart for over 30 years
but seeing you again
well it was
love at first sight

ive had a lot of other cities in my life
some of them the most beautiful and desired
lusty damsel london
the elegance of sultry songstress paris
the bad girl moscow and her sister st petersburg
the unfettered perfect beauty of the all alluring bella alps
educated elegante courtesan venizia
mistress merida south america of the party salsa sweaty night bus rides
cold tempting sleek seductress stockholm
the envy that is an oh so svelte salzburg
to name a few

but korea youre the one i was always heading to
you with your crazy nights
you with all your big bright lights
you with all your noise
you with your long sleek winding river
and your contoured shapes rising beautifully in the mornings

korea you who never sleeps
lady korea
land of sisters mothers lovers friends

lady korea with your well swept sidewalks
winding up and down
lady korea with your proud peaks
lady korea with your beckoning streets

i have known and even
a lot of cities before you
i have known their inner streets
slinked along their alleys
photographed them
sidled up to them
made my mark and left

but lady korea youre my love
youre my heart
today in the midst of seeming heart ache
i fell in love with you again

- kim thompson. seoul, s. korea... written on 13 july tuesday posted on 15 july thursday

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