Sept/Oct 2019 • Vol. XLI No. 5 Patricia Grodd Poetry Prize |

Post Meridiem

Runner-up2019 Patricia Grodd Poetry Prize for Young Writers after Hayao Miyazaki In Seattle, my mother dreams up        a surplus of wolves. We are walking down a light-rimmed road, the bus stop        slick with saliva. I am searching her eyes for knife wounds, places where the dogs        colonized first. This is what every good daughter should do: I practice eating        pork dumplings in the hotel suite, stomach ginger root to keep parasites        from whitening my body. In the morning, we remember the ocean        differently. We listen for a train flickering twice over the horizon. I see my mother’s        face in the water, her cheeks bulbous and hairline draining,

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Stephanie Chang is a high school student from Richmond, BC, Canada. Her work appears or is forthcoming in Adroit Journal, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, Cosmonauts Avenue, and others. She writes for Her Culture.

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Post Meridiem

By Stephanie Chang

Runner-up2019 Patricia Grodd Poetry Prize for Young Writers after Hayao Miyazaki In Seattle, my mother dreams up        a surplus of wolves. We are walking down a light-rimmed road, the bus stop        slick […]

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