Suicide by C.J. Anderson-Wu

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Competent But Unfitted

"You live on in the cached pages online"
Photo by Dylan McLeod



You are still tortured 

in the memories of people 

knowing or not knowing you


You are still remembered and portrayed

by people vaguely heard about you


Mourned but not forgiven

for your inexplicable decision that

everyone seems to be related

but not consulted or

notified or even

warned in advance


Condolences are sent to and from your

unknown relatives

your book agent

your social media followers

as well as your new fans

surfacing after your death


In the cached pages online

You live on

in the judgements or rumors

of people believing that

they have a say 

about your obscure personal life

and pronounced death





C.J. Anderson-Wu is the author of Impossible to Swallow—A Collection of Short Stories About the White Terror in Taiwan.


Submitted: April 20, 2020

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