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In the day, yellow sand
from the Taklamakan
coats the motorbikes
of your overlords

At night, this city's towers
gleam, a Chinatown of lights
(dragon gold, lantern red)

Here, you can eat
a Philadelphia roll
or a fortune cookie
with fictional
Confucian quotes
on the side

Or you can dive
into a Pacific of
specific patterns,
woven with
living threads
in wire cocoons

Don't get distracted
by the innumerable
neon kanji; trace
the tiny green
lights to the
computer shop
at the end of
the way.
Another poem from "Historical Technology." I would say it critiques and pokes fun at Western perceptions of Oriental cultures, while simultaneously providing a way in which to rethink those perceptions...
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Orientalism by ~kajigoddess ( Featured by Beccalicious )
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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PTDaHood Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011   Writer
Ooohhh, nice structure.

And that portrayal of Chinatown. As a Chinese-American, I'm just frothing at the mouth in joy xD
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kajigoddess Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
As a white American, I am extremely honored by the fact that you felt the energy of Chinatown in my work. :)
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Zumiex Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
Congrads on your Daily DEVAAAAATIOONNNNNNNNNNN!
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kajigoddess Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
THAAAAAANKS!!!!!
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Zumiex Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011
You're welcome! :D
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Floral-Moon-Zenith Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
This is a fantastical and well written poem. I love the imagery and carefully chosen words.
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kajigoddess Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much for your compliments. They are greatly appreciated. ^_^
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Floral-Moon-Zenith Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011
It's my pleasure. Keep up the good work! ^_^
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Li-flower Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
Great imagery. All the colors remind me of both Chinatown and Tokyo or Hong Kong. I love the dichotomy and, like QyJx, the irony of a Philadelphia roll (reminds me of the time when my co-worker in Japan said, "California rolls aren't real sushi).
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