Ode to Chongqing

Dark-haired, dark-eyed beauty Hard-worked, humbled, bound by duty Fascination with the foreign: stops & stares Watching alien faces gaze upon their wares   Smiles & excitement: young children pointing in curiosity Cultural exchanges & confusions, sporadic results of hostility Lack of knowledge of the ‘other’, filtered concept of reality Irrelevance of language barriers through hearty […]