The Regimen

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Happiness and sadness
Surprises and shocks
Step back and observe
Breathe in, breathe out
People and incidents
Places and changes
Slow down and smile
Pause before the next mile
Serenity holds
Calmness wins
Regimen the new style

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The Cup of Hot Tea

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Now I smile wider
Now I bounce higher
He kisses my forehead
My worries soothed
He’s my cup of tea
He warms my soul

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The Dark Knight

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He emerged from darkness
Dirt, gloom, melancholy
He came forth in midst of chaos
Mud, murk, desolation
A hand reached out from the rain
An arm stretched around my waist
Upward
To where oxygen was
Forward
To where hopes lay
He lifted me from the dark
Showing me the sunny side every day

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The Scented Girl

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Spring sadness
Heart drunk in spring sadness
Speechless
I’ve left myself speechless
Chilly evening rain
Shaky iced vodka
Sweet dreams or nightmares
A picture without colour
A blossom too old
An ice cube that’s not cold
Million words behind her grim smile
Perhaps her confessions, perhaps her rejections
Rock, rock, rocking
Sway, sway, swaying
But her scent never fades
How can I ever escape

Translation of Jacky Cheung’s Li Xiang-lan

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The Peel

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It’s happening
I can’t stop it
It’s going
I can’t help it
The itch all over
The undescribable dryness
Leave something behind
To move forward
Lose something important
To leap for even more significance

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