Autumn Moon Happy Scary Costume Time

by Bing Qi Lin

DRESSED JAPANESE for the American holiday,
I drink from the wine gift bottle, on the doorstep

Everyone strokes my shining samurai sword
gotten with honor from the 99 cents store

Girlfriend giggles in her part as the geisha
Her white face even whiter under white makeup

Out of character, girlfriend yells, seeing
purple stains on my robe, my white tennis socks

She pitter patters in her bamboo sandals
away from here, away from the wine

Dancing samurai dances at the party
All the blacks point and call me Jackie Chan

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