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Jiangsu rains battering
mother’s blowout
and we think home,
stairwell hollowed by
our Westernized tread.
Burgeoning sky,
the limits we fragment.
Belong here;
our throats boil lies
into a sweet truth,
mother’s locks drowned
in the river rapids.
How quickly we forget
the cicada song.

Amy Liu is a high school student from Long Island, New York. Her work has been nationally recognized by the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards and the National Council of Teachers of English. Her poetry is found or forthcoming in The Rising Phoenix Review, Small Leaf Press, and more.

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