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some noodles are made

some noodles are made
for drowning, with a couple
slices of pork, an

egg that floats, scallions for days,
perfected by a simple broth
.
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summers in our

summers in our
kitchen – i am
shaving ice, mom
is cutting cool grass
jelly into cubes
gingerly across
her palm –
at least one of us
is over the moon
.
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there are not a lot

there are kisses you

there are kisses you
can spread on
toast, dip into warm
milk, sprinkle over
apples, bake for
an eternity, and everything
will still come out just right
.
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with proper bait, one

there are a few things

there are a few things
that a hot plate of
chicken and waffles
can’t cure. for that,
they have brûléed
grapefruit – the
last of it just
melts away
.
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emerging from a pool

emerging from a pool
of mango chutney can
have its downsides
for sure, but coupled
with curry
– hardly ever
.
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the things we inherit

the things we inherit
from our mothers
sometimes arrive
dull, like a distant
reflection that require
polishing. the
very same moment
arrives for everyone –
in front of a hot stove,
looking down into
the swirling
contents – one pinch
or two? chopped
or diced? did she
or didn’t she?

.
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we still meet

we still meet
under
the twin
mulberry trees,
bedsheets
ready, pulled
taut, as laughter
shakes
down
the ripest
fruits

the way only
weightlessness
can do
.
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on any given

on any given
day, i carry
the image of the
most perfect
beef noodle
soup
in my
mouth, the
clever star
anise in
my nostrils,
my mother’s
fresh tangerine
smile steeping
in my heart
.
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