spills from the sky burns holes in polyester coat me in white powder I shake drops from my eyes; see a sea gull strut tin gangways strut carob balcony rails strut puffed chest brimming spirits of sugar kelp twists of kombu shoots of shiners and secrets of soot.
Ellen Chang-Richardson is an award-winning poet of Taiwanese and Cambodian-Chinese descent. She is the author of three chapbooks, including snap, pop, performance (Gap Riot Press). Co-founder and co-curator of Riverbed Reading Series, her writing has appeared in The Fiddlehead and Vallum Contemporary, among others. Website: https://ehjchang.com