Piscine skin, unblinking eyes.
Sideshow invites foreigner with the animal hide.
Alveolar tt, sibilant ss, and glottal hh
Words with an atavistic tail. History’s thorax considerably
cracked. The Hottentot click called undeveloped.
Mother and father obsessed with hygiene:
as if to rid themselves of their old third world smell.
—Cathy Park Hong, Translating Mo’um
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