THE SHINE JOURNAL

Flash Literature, Poetry, Art and Photography!

 

 

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Linh K. Tong

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cigarette smoke lingers on my clothes

Hiding between the creases and the folds

Twenty seconds since you left

And I can still smell the coffee on your breath

 

The blanket is left on the floor

Because you said it was too hot and opened the door

The dishes are left unwashed in the sink

The silence is too loud so you can’t think

 

Forty-eight hours until I hear your voice

The rain has left the grass moist

You light your last cigarette and take it in

The window is now as clear as gin

 

 

 

LINH K. TONG shares...

 

BIO:

LINH K. TONG, who is Vietnamese will soon attend the University of Montevallo. " I love indie music and drawing."


MOTIVATION: "This work was inspired by a close friend who has been more than enough to get me through life."