“Home for Dinner” by Natalie Louie Colby1 min read

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Illustration by Anderson Lee

One step through the door
and the stove turns on.

The welcoming home hands
slice Julienne style,

tossing, mixing, ruminating
on the taste of being together.

Put in more eggs, more Chinese.
Put in more flour, more Korean.

Who is Julianne?

Is it too burnt? Scrape it off.

The crunch of carrot
to zucchini to flour
to egg to potato
in one luscious bite

How does
she always
cook the


Natalie Louie Colby is a 2.5 generation Chinese American emerging writer. She spends time in Vancouver, BC regularly to visit family. She lives with her husband in Northern California.

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