Words I Know in Chinese

A poem by Sennah Yee

 

Mother, father, older sister, younger sister, grandpa (mother’s side), grandpa (father’s side), grandma (mother’s side), grandma (father’s side), thank you, hello, one, two, three, four, five, six, happy new year, pork dumpling, shrimp dumpling, pork bun, turnip cake, porridge, expensive, fart, flower, overly kind, knock on wood, I’m going to chop your head in two halves.

 

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This poem is reprinted from Yee’s poetry collection HOW DO I LOOK? (Metatron, 2018)

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