How to Prove Counterfeit:
Us and the streets around us are
called Sky Mother — it means “I don’t
understand you white American soldier.”
And then you drip 2 dots above +
below me drip AH drop AH
the left-tilting box the hook on the end
was where my land stood. Peeked up
from beyond my hat, water, muggy mist,
smelled white cabbage, cut-up shreds of
1 small preserved shrimp, heavy boots
leaking rivulets of fuel on that which feeds,
If nothing else, there was MSG over rice.
My daughter rather, wraps her leftovers in
1 layer of sticky rice, 1 layer of bamboo leaf,
1 layer of household mash, lays it under
her kitchen-standing feet.
to dance w/ the beat
to shout the song of ___
to twist scallions amidst her hair
to know wrinkle as her only skin.