1.

Nanking and I, sitting on plastic

Laughter was heard but dutifully dismissed

"Cry for help," she scoffed

(Cry for help)

Once again she taught me how to listen

2.

Four moments:

(After your breath stopped to wait for mine)

The movie played on,

Unaware of the uncomfortable sweat collecting in our thoughts

3.

You were two minutes late

And maybe I was four hours early

It never mattered:

You had danced (with me) many times before.

The previous others smiled

Patted my back

 Wished me luck

Amongst the sighing,

I was the only one who remembered their names

4.

Grandmother's mouth was full of needles

Unused:

Hanging like slivers of saliva

Or maybe even tears?