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"Café Terrace at Night" by Dongha Kim


Title image shows a blonde-haired woman in a black leather jacket looking toward a fast moving, blurred street in front of her.

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Published January 1st, 2023

Café Terrace at Night

by Dongha Kim
(Del Mar, California, USA)

Whose figure there I think I know
White sleeves soften by snow
Ears tinted with scarlet red
Standing stout in solitude.

Closer I come
Fainter you become
For you are gone
And I am alone.

I remember the past
When your laugh melted
My soul and my body
Warmth forever lost.

I remember the angst
Fearful of your aversion
Fretful of your irritation
Imagining the wildest.

I remember the fate
To remain a fellow:
Intimate yet distant
Foreseen yet sorrowful.

Dongha Kim: I am currently in high school. I immigrated from Korea to the United States about six years ago. Though I lack writing experience, I sincerely enjoy reading both classical novels and poetries. One interesting thing about me is my motto: the future is in the past.

This poem is included in Poetry World #5, published in the Wax Poetry and Art Library.

Previously published in Axil Poetry and Art:
Day 18

by Yelyzaveta Monastyrova

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