Misty Sanico is co-founder of HawaiiReads.com, a freelance writer and social media manager, and a sporadic book reviewer for the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Also, a professional procrastinator
and a loyal member of the Complex Compound Sentence Club. Club motto: "no fragment left behind".
THIS IS A YEAR OF THE DRAGON CONTEST ENTRY
This is a July Year of the Dragon 100-word contest entry. 100 words.
Tomorrow Papa comes home
We will string many lei to welcome him.
With flowers from ownerless trees in AMR Crater.
We climb higher for bigger blossoms.
My eyes close against the stinging
milk of falling plumerias.
Cut off a small branch.
“Get out of that tree…nasty kids!
always picking the flowers,
now you’re taking a whole branch?!”
Doesn’t he understand…
Papa wears the same uniform as him?
We take and give,
and only cut the branch to plant?
“Leave before I call the MP’s!
You don’t belong here.”
But, we do belong…