Thursday, December 3, 2009

Chen-ou Liu: Candle


Every year, together, my parents light a candle on my birthday cake, giving thanks to their God for the blessings I’ve received. Then I close my eyes, make a wish, and blow out the candle with my own breath.

birthday cakes

one on top

of another

pushing me down

six feet under

by Chen-ou Liu

Ajax, Ontario, Canada

1 comment:

bandit said...

Oh, boy, Chen-ou, this piece is dark and telling, perhaps a bit of the black comedy. I like the truthfulness of it very much.