This selection, chosen by Guest Curator Alaina Hanchey, is from Omma, Sea of Joy and Other Astrological Signs by Bo Schwabacher, released by Tinderbox Editions in 2021.
An Adopted Korean Girl’s
New Year’s Wish for her Birth Mother
What else does an orphan- girl have? Whomever I’m with, I please. Brave omma, we’re outcasts. An ajumma is selling cigarettes next to the place we were last together. A ghost is blessing my cakes. I’m steaming my misshapen songpyeon (송편) over pine needles. This earthy, real grief was our beginning. As an animal, I need to be held. Beauty is a feeling.
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