Yuan Fen

by Stephanie Lu

you can’t stop talking
about the red string of fate
but imagine this:

red thread through a needle
your heart
and slipping out of mine

and my mouth stitched to yours
and the thread wrapped around our fingers—

imagine reaching the end of a love story
and seeing the boy and the girl

in a small taut bundle
tied with bloody twine

like a raw

Stephanie Lu likes reading things that make her laugh. Find her in California or at stephluwrites.tumblr.com.