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Cathy Linh Che

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Cathy Linh Che

Cathy Linh Che is the author of Split (Alice James Books, 2014). She is the executive director at Kundiman and lives in Long Beach, California.

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California drought withering the basins,
the hills ready to ignite. Oh, stupid ways

I’ve loved and unraveled myself.
I, a parched field, and not a spit of rain.

I announced to a room of strangers,
I’ve never loved anyone more.

Now he and I no longer speak.

Outside: Manila, 40

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