An “epiphany” moment of my poetry writing by Xiao Tan

You said you like lingonberry juice, 

not for drinking 

but for a little color 

in glassware, glittering.  

I pour a drop of 

lingonberry concentrate 

into water, watching 

the little ruby diluting to reddish, to almost nothing. Nothing, just

an old moment with You, glittering.

Xiao Tan was a teacher and a writer in China who moved to San Francisco in December 2019. Since then they have stayed home for almost a whole year. City College is basically their main source of contact with the city :-). They love it!

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