Category Archives: Cultural Criticisms

Judge Haley

Mirror Work

When someone punches you, the face swells When someone screams at you,  the face swells after she/(y)/ou spills her/self/you of water, moisture, life    through the eyes, nose, lips The face swells.   Scared before her/ y’own reflection.   The mirror … Continue reading

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“May I be Frank?”/ “Hi, Frank.”

These days seem to blur when the Writer does not write home to the Mother.  It’s been a week since my last shared post and the Writing Child has gone almost mute from the slow leak of poetry and beauty from the tit.  … Continue reading

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Wesley Yang dances with “Paper Tigers”

If i am what i eat, the only organic aspect of me is Intuition. while surfing, i come across an archived article in New York Magazine Features section, May 16.2011 Paper Tiger, What Happens to all the Asian American over … Continue reading

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“Cinco de haley”

we had dinner in Old Town, San Diego the birthplace of California for my fort/i/eth birthday the mariachi band serenaded a “Happy Birthday, Paunchita” as we walked into the courtyard. my name for the evening was Paunchita, thereafter. as the … Continue reading

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An American gets into a car….

and drives down the road in Lebanon on his way to see the local sights. He sees two men conversing on the side of this road. “Gentlemen, do you speak English?” The man on the right responds with a shake … Continue reading

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Ranch 99 Market

This is just a quick hello…. I don’t trust myself to speak with equanimity when I am so bloated from sugar derived from a red bean filled, just eat the last one, doughnut. This weekend began hungrily enough. M and … Continue reading

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with/or, without you

The recent conversations around the house has been about “new friends”. How do we meet new friends? Have we outgrown an earlier circle of friends? What is required of us to meet the new? What happens to you without a … Continue reading

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