Albert Lee

// there are days // like this // when i raise the back of my hand // up // to my face // under a tree // in fading sunlight // in japanese // there is a word for sunlight // which leaks through leaves // like this //木漏れ日 //​ ko-mo-re-bi // if i stand // at the wrongest angle // shadows flicker // black-green covers // seventy percent of my hand // like this // i leave it there // like this // for a few moments // like this // and i wish your hand was there // to hold the other // thirty percent // but it is not // like this // i give up // maybe i’ll try // with my other hand // later // zero percent //

 

Catfished from Honolulu, Hawai'i with a disgustingly generous financial aid package, Albert Lee is a junior at Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota.