(Author’s note: Getting there. Enjoy!)
On Every Street
by Miles H. Rost
I turned down what used to be a busy college street, one that was full of bars, chicken shops, all the places a student in Korea would go.
I looked at how transformed it was. Gone were the karaoke houses, the pizza shops. Now it was condos, small boutiques, and a grown-up veneer.
Each place I remembered seeing Soong-Mi, gone.
Each memory of her smiling face: fading.
She went her way, I went mine. To meet one last time.
I laid a rose at her memorial, a cross on a corner. It’s her face I look for…on every street.