“Red Butterfly” by Victoria Ip

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Son of the tailor to old Hollywood heartthrobs
Every performance of yours was
The most precisely made suit
Like the rouge lipstick Fleur meticulously put on
 
Starched collars protected your suggestive voice
All buttons fastened like your best-kept secrets
The bow-tie was your red butterfly
Unashamed of her beauty
She gently landed on our hearts
 
On every April Fools’ Day
Our hearts open like
The fan of Cheng Dieyi
All flowers on it
In full bloom

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Victoria.jpgVictoria Ip is a Hong Kong Baptist University graduate (Class of 2005). [Read all entries by Victoria here.]

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