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Tina Chang
Tina Chang
Born in 1969, Tina Chang was a finalist for an Asian American Literary Award from the Asian American Writers Workshop for her debut collection Half-Lit Houses...
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Celestial

 
by Tina Chang

When everything was accounted for 
you rummaged through my bag to find 
something offensive: a revolver, 
a notebook of misinterpreted text. 

I'm God's professor. 
His eyes two open ovens.
He has a physical body
and it hiccups and blesses. 

Tell me a story before the mudslide, 
tell it fast before the house falls,
before it withers in the frost, before 
it dozes off next to the television.

I couldn't tell if it was that screen
or the sky spitting dust and light.






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