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"Caught Off Guard or Empty" - A Poem

Updated: Jan 14

Original author: Joey Zhou Literary editor: Joey Zhou wrote on 5/15/2020, re-edited on 1/13/2022 and translated from Chinese original poem.


Artwork: Paintings by LABA Blue-chip artist Jiannan Huang

Painting by LABA Blue-chip artist Jiannan Huang Waking up unexpectedly, opening eyes unexpectedly, hitting treble keys with your index finger, taking a sip of lemonade, meditating unexpectedly, having a nightmare or being empty... The absurdity of the darkness is a kind of mourning. Heaven knows, you don't know what I know is a kind of heart-wrenching pain. The never-settling data climbs completely to end our beautiful dreams. Yes, we lost, we lost unexpectedly, lost in a hurry, lost suspiciously, lost complaining, lost at a loss, lost and continue to pretend, continue to pretend to be strong.

Painting by LABA Blue-chip artist Jiannan Huang

There is another kind of future that is singing, singing of yearning in the heart, singing of the glory of tomorrow, of the sun of tomorrow, and of new hope. I chose to fly, not on horseback, nor by pounding the accelerator, nor by flying with wings. I run with my legs, with my blood, with passion, and with a sincere heart... A sudden awakening, an unexpected hope, an unexpected dream, an unexpected fragrance, this time I play a Chopin with ten fingers in the air, or empty... It turns out that you are my eternal fragrance...!

Painting by LABA Blue-chip artist Jiannan Huang


— Written in Los Angeles on May 15, 2020

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