Monday, January 18, 2010

Other Options (Draft)

They want North American females
promise me a position in the Gyeonggi-do district
an area as wide as my typing fingers are blind,

far from the Russian sailors of Busan, female divers
of Jeju-do, Jeojae's container ports and Chinatown, Incheon.

After a year or two, most teachers are sick

of kids and puny holiday allowances
- The Rough Guide

Other options. In UAE the breeze off the desert
makes for a respite from the humidity on the coast.
Would working to a rigid syllabus with no time
to teach subjects close to my own heart, deter me, they ask.

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