Suspended Animation

 

A poem, latent.
Waiting.
A brief encounter in a coffeehouse
or hallway,
or an aroma
awakens it.
Suddenly, I need a  pen.

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About Chris

Chris Galvin is a Canadian writer, editor and photographer dividing her time between Canada and Viet Nam. Her essay Flood Season was a finalist for the 2012 Best of the Net prize, and Discovering Hến Rice in Central Việt Nam won third place (shared) and a Readers’ Choice Award in the 2015 I Must Be Off! Travel Essay Contest. Her work has appeared in various anthologies and literary journals, including Descant, Asian Cha, PRISM International, Room, and others. She has written in Vietnamese and English for Vietnam Tourism Review/Kham Pha Du Lich Vietnam Magazine, Travellive, and Du Lich Giai Tri. Chris is currently looking for a home for her recently completed manuscript, Breakfast Under the Bodhi Tree, a book about living, eating, and tour-guiding in Viet Nam.
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5 Responses to Suspended Animation

  1. I really like this poem. It’s succinct, yet deep. It descriptive and evocative. Your poem reminds me of something I wrote a long time ago.

  2. lp3000 says:

    Love it! I think it sums up the feeling nicely. 🙂

  3. Iwrite4u says:

    Lovely poem,well written!

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  4. Jingle says:

    compact and fun piece.

    you have the talent in your guts.

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