Misty Sanico writes for www.hawaiireads.com. Is a professional procrastinator
and loyal member of the Complex Compound Sentence Club. Thinks marshmallow fluff is the greatest invention and wonders wistfully about the man in the bleu-cheese moon.
THIS IS A YEAR OF THE DRAGON CONTEST ENTRY
This is a July Year of the Dragon 100-word contest entry. 100 words.
Tomorrow Papa comes home
We will string many lei to welcome him.
With flowers from ownerless trees in AMR Crater.
We climb higher for bigger blossoms.
My eyes close against the stinging
milk of falling plumerias.
Cut off a small branch.
“Get out of that tree…nasty kids!
always picking the flowers,
now you’re taking a whole branch?!”
Doesn’t he understand…
Papa wears the same uniform as him?
We take and give,
and only cut the branch to plant?
“Leave before I call the MP’s!
You don’t belong here.”
But, we do belong…