Paper Poetry

Made from words found in "Medicine and obligations: Tinia Witherspoon explores education, tradition in short film," which appeared in issue 46 of Flag Live!

Letter From Home

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I was 27 when my father died. I went numb and took a job in Japan as a group leader for 10 American high school exchange students. The job required that I also live with a family. When our bus pulled into the supermarket parking lot where we were to meet our host parents, all I knew about Yu…

THE ART OF

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Walk into Downtown Diner on Saturdays or swing by Dancing in the Square on Wednesdays in the summer and you’ll see people hand in hand, entangled and trapped by jazz. Frank Sinatra’s voice hums around their bodies, dancing as if practiced for years. Some of these people have just begun to le…