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Marilyn Chin
Marilyn Chin
Marilyn Chin was born in Hong Kong and raised in Portland, Oregon....
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One Child Has Brown Eyes

by Marilyn Chin

One child has brown eyes, one has blue
One slanted, another rounded
One so nearsighted he squints internal 
One had her extra epicanthic folds removed
One downcast, one couldn't be bothered
One roams the heavens for a perfect answer
One transfixed like a dead doe, a convex mirror
One shines double-edged like a poisoned dagger
Understand their vision, understand their blindness
Understand their vacuity, understand their mirth

Copyright 2010 by Marilyn Chin. Used with permission of the author.
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