Oscar_Locke

Australia

these are my letters
to myself.

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sometimes i think i shape the words.
sometimes i think they shape me.

immigrant meeting parents

June 11, 2020

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mother, daughter, boyfriend,
before father
in a polyester dress
pass the sausage
ethnic food ethnic 
jesus
big black eyes
new moon
in china town
vietnamese? polish
a rustling
in the garden outside
cockroach
darkie
they’re harmless
they only eat human shit
right?

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2 Comments
  • sunny.v

    this was wonderful and as the kid of two immigrants i was sucked in by your title. i’m not sure if the “vietnamese?” was a reference to if you’re viet or not but if so—hello! fellow viet here :]


    6 months ago
  • purplepanache

    wow. a remarkable piece. i don't know how to compliment this enough.


    6 months ago