Plain China

Two Scars

by James Parkington · Boston College
Play the Cards, Diana Chou · University of Maryland Baltimore County

When I say she was something else,

I mean that she reminded me

of a circus.

 

Her colors were not very

bright, nor was she shaped

like three rings.

 

But inside an old tent

in the corner

of a moonlit field,

 

you could watch her

dance

in just a white t-shirt,

 

and forget how sad the elephants

looked without their

tusks.

About the Author

James Parkington · Boston College

James Parkington is a marketing strategist and musician from the dreamlike Berkshires; he recently completed an English degree at Boston College. He lives in Brighton and spends his days reminiscing about the snowy turnpike from Stockbridge to Boston.

About the Artist

Diana Chou · University of Maryland Baltimore County

Diana Chou is pursuing a double degree in graphic design and business technology administration. As a Linehan Artist Scholar at UMBC, she continues to develop new horizons in the visual arts. Painting is her first love.