The Sole II

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Cold rain
Icy blades
Piercing
Cutting
Weight on shoulders
Needles through heart
How much more can I handle
No more energy even to hate

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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 Passing Rain

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Those teeth, veins, roars
That kind of burning glare
I know them all
I know them all
This shaking, chattering
This type of inaudible begging
What else can I do
What more can I ask for

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The Lyrics in the Air

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I wrote a song
I bled every word
How he looked when he finally walked away
How it rained when I realised my heart was gone
I made a paper plane
I flew the heartbreak away
Deep breaths
Everything’s okay
But why
Really why
Why did someone pick it up
Picked it up and sang it out loud
Sang it aloud somewhere I could hear
I could hear and so I realised it’s him

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The Orchid Girl

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I stroll along her face with my thumb
I feel
I touch
Her eyes
So delicate
Her face
Never fades
I can no longer hear her voice
I close the door
I clear my mind
No, all I can hear is still
The drizzling rain
Her hair does not move a bit
But I fear she’d feel chilly in such wind
I hold her close
Next to my heart
I lower my head
And again try to have some sleep

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