Car shows, summer beer fests, and 24/7 air-conditioning
wet Chelsea boots, crunchy leaves, ice coffee no matter the temperature
puffs of warm air from our mouths in the winter, a preheated car, Christmas and New Year’s Day with family and mutual friends
holding hands, walks to my front door, spicy food that you attempted to eat, and multiple trips to the bathroom
memories of high school, college, after-college, moves, and my first meeting with Potato
waiting, loneliness, and other priorities
misunderstandings, arguments, no one giving in, no one winning
muted tears, looking out opposite windows, long drives in silence
drunk anger, tightly closed mouths, and hearts impenetrable
regrets, limited efforts, and finally, a goodbye
My name is Joanne Lee. I am a Korean-American, born and raised in Chicago, IL. In the daytime, I am a regular nine-to-five employee working in accounting but come nighttime – I am whatever I want to be.
I am the master chef of my kitchen, the top billboard artist of my bathroom, an amateur (very amateur) but enthusiastic potter and photographer, an aspiring writer, and proud mom of my precious puppy; Potato. I love all forms of art, but especially literature.
My dream in life is to publish a book of short stories and poems but for the moment I take great joy in filling my journal with ideas, thoughts, poems, drawings, and other random tidbits.
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