October 2009

She’s the kind of girl who gets her slings and arrows from the dumpster
The kind who tells you she’s bipolar just to make you trust her
She’s the kind of girl who leaves out condoms on the bedroom dresser
Just to make you jealous of the men she fucked before you met her


The boy waited at the arrivals gate with a sign that said: “Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy” And that boy, he met his man.


I traveled out to Xinjiang Province (west China) at the start of September and wrote an article about the protests and military lock down in Urumqi. You can find it online at Kyoto Journal, along with photos.

The soldier outside the station had one hand on the barrel and the other on the butt of his shotgun. There were two military trucks by the bus stop and two soldiers in the back-right seats of every bus leaving Urumqi station.

Welcome to west China.

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