Pride of Place: Jeff Chow

Pride of Place: A series in which teaching staff and students from the English Department reflect on a place in Hong Kong. [Read all entries.] [Revisit the “Pet Sounds” series.] [Revisit the “Headspace” series.] [Revisit the “Ongoing” series.] [Revisit the “Interrogative” series.]

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Hong Kong: Station

Finally, we are marching in democratic spirit, to
have our backs against our queen. Candycrushing ambition,
Shouldered through the collared collared people leashed
unleashed I ran away from her. Nicole Kidman (Search Léon)
Natalie Portman is the new queen of Hong Kong
station. A Hong Kong inside Hong Kong;
Kowloon is Yellow Peril 2.0. I cannot smell the queen’s
perfume. A brand name accented too high to climb. She
watches my back at 9, I hated her at 6—I pass—I think
……………“we will never be friends,”
for I am forever monosyllabic. I know she will soon
be dethroned. She will be gone some evening, hours after
my back bowed to her grace.


Processed with VSCOJeff Chow is a graduate of the Department of English (Class of 2017).  When not reading, he is busy making puns. [Read all entries by or about Jeff.]


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