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For Wang Shangkun

“If we would just take a moment to look around,
  we would find that the universe is in constant
  communication with us.”
    ~ Alexandria Hotmer (1923)

Here in the province of Anhui it’s tough
Living on what the jobs pay.
Break time at school really wasn’t enough —
Gotta be online all day.

Guys in the chatroom told me there’s no pain,
In you go, and out you come.
Mother of course had to make me explain
Where my new gadgets came from.

She wishes that it could be all undone,
Say how much sense has she got?
Without that kidney I still am someone,
Without this touchscreen I’m not.

    July 2014

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