• Aimee Nezhukumatathil

  • ONE STAR REVIEWS OF THE GREAT WALL OF CHINA

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  • This is not an experience of a lifetime.
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  • It was awful. I couldn’t enjoy
  • the scenery because I was too busy
  • trying not to trample
  • or be trampled. Besides that,
  • it was great. Ha ha, just kidding:
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      •                                                     I hated it.
  • The crowds are crazy!
  • The pollution is crazy!
  • No one can speak English!
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  • Back in my day the walls were more beautiful and they didn’t have to be so tall. I
  • didn’t feel good with my leg that day, and my wife really wanted to visit all the
  • Chinese Wall and I said, “Ok, let's do it!” but I soon understood that it was
  • definitely too long for me and I got tired. I failed in front of my wife because of
  • this wall, so I'm not going back.
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  • It was raining.
  • It was foggy.
  • It was raining.
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  • Too much fog.
  • Too much rain.
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    •            It’s just a wall.
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AIMEE NEZHUKUMATATHIL is the author of four books of poetry, including Oceanic, forthcoming from Copper Canyon in 2018, and of a collection of nature essays forthcoming from Milkweed. She is poetry editor of the magazine Orion and a professor of English in the University of Mississippi's MFA program. 


 

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