Seeing her to the subway,

I focused on giving up.

There are separate goodbyes here -

    one for leaving

and one for being left.

Back at the hotel,

I burned my journal in the ash tray -

ever amazed at how little I know.

She said her name was Mi Young,

        pronounced ³me²

- as if to point at me

and say, 

         ³You old.²

© Gregory Myers