Shortly before moving away from Portland, I got the chance to have a farewell lunch with Professor Hyong Rhew, one of just three or four people whom I call “my most beloved teachers.” Also present was my long-time friend Chris Stasse, whom I similarly call one of “my most beloved friends.”
This poem commemorates the mischievous post-prandial activities of that day. I believe this is the first poem I’ve written for Chris; it probably won’t be the last.
最后一杯 干了之后 老师告别 哥俩要走 笑着回家 大麻便抽 疯狂假想 做双朋友
A loose translation, 2019-12-20, 11:41:01-0800:
One last cup Drained The teacher bids goodbye The two boys Leave Laughing all the way home "Big Hemp" is Smoked Wild fancies take flight Such is a pair of friends!