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From BAMBOO RIDGE Issue Number 79, Spring 2001, New Moon

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From BR Issue Number 79, Spring 2001, New Moon

Triggers for January:

1. I don’t get it
      from “Rock Fever,” by Juliet S. Kono

2. better you don’t see
      from “School for Hawaiian Girls,” by Georgia McMillen

3. it’s not a joke
      from “Charcoal,” by Elmer Omar Bascos Pizo

4. always been with me
      from “Enflamed,” by Michelle Cruz Skinner

5. I ain’t fooling around
      from “Da Papah Fooball Champion,” by Cedric Yamanaka

6. I do not want to stay in the islands
      from “Leaving Paradise,” by Phyllis Hoge Thompson

7. it’s psychic
      from “The Longest Year,” by Chris Planas

8. I wasn’t looking for anything
      from “A Simple Fight,” by Noel Abubo Mateo

“Waipahu One Morning,” by N. R. Salavador

i

chin lifts
in greeting
my neighbor
with the pakalolo
red eyes

ii

the east wind circles
tiles tumble
in eight hands
four walls
bones fall within
mahjong behind blue
tarps

iii

gun
powder scent
lingers on
brass shell
casings lying
near my mail
box

iv

at the cross
roads
sixteen police cruisers
escort a prison van
past
the Church
of the Latter-Day Saints

v

cockerel
crows
challenge
to morning
siren

vi

Catholic school
girls in pleated plaid
skirts
starched white
shirts
and black saddle
shoes
stroll to St. Joseph’s

vii

after seven
years in Manoa
I am
home


And a bonus trigger for January: New Year's Traditions

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