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Dorothy Chan

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Dorothy Chan

Dorothy Chan is the author of Attack of the Fifty-Foot Centerfold (Spork Press, 2018). Chan is currently a PhD candidate in poetry at Florida State University and serves as the assistant editor of The Southeast Review.

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Dad thinks my forehead is too Godzilla, too Tarzan, too Wonder Woman,
tells me not to tie my hair back,
exposing it, like it’s the Frankenstein Monster
from beneath my childhood bed,
or the mollusk that challenged the world,
and Dad, I love you, but you should

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Lovers in cartoons get into swan boats
before declaring their undying love,
but I’m terrified because have you seen
the wedding footage of the swan eating
the bride’s white dress, chasing her down the pond,
and we live in such a scary world
that the bird poems really aren’t helping,