Fall 2023 • Vol. XLV No. 4 Food |

Congee Ghazal

After Jimin Seo 細 個喺個舊屋煲電話粥 同Katie同Karen煲電話粥 媽咪話Dal:印度粥oats:鬼妹 話 媽咪話chia糕: 有錢人粥 近來租高山矮漫天大霧 以前多口吱吱噚噚食粥 應該育草育花生兒育女 我個心你個心亂一鍋粥 常常山病其實喺公主病 你唔識煮你去餐館買粥 When I was a girl living in the old house, I boiled phone congee With 鬼妹 with 熟鯨, we ate phone congee Mama says: Dal, Indian congee; oats, American congee; chia pudding, a wealthy person’s congee Big fog penetrates this heavenly stagnant city. Rent rises, I’m still short. Once, there were many mouths here 吱吱噚噚食 eating congee I should write drafts, plant flowers, bear sons, raise daughters My anxieties and yours meet in a stockpot, stirring, becoming congee San-San falls sick easily. Often, it’s Princess Syndrome, and though you can’t cook, you still rush next door to buy the congee

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Work by Alison Zheng (she/her) has been published in or is forthcoming from Asian American Writers’ Workshop’s The Margins, Copper Nickel, and The Georgia Review. Zheng is an MFA candidate in poetry and Lawrence Ferlinghetti Fellow at the University of San Francisco.

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