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Asian Canadian

On the day Tarun discovered the papers that would change his life, it was also his daughter’s birthday. He couldn’t call to wish her happy birthday, only to hear her burbling through the static—back home, ten hours ahead, she would … more »

“I don’t want to say ‘hi’ to people at school,” I said. “What if they don’t say ‘hi’ back to me?”

“Well, when we do nice things, we should do them without expecting anything in return,” said Auntie Guan, looking … more »

metronome of knife to cutting board
a chorus of sounds

my eyes well up as
she continues without a single tear

down the hall, the piercing smells
overtake us

she hums and mutters
moving to her own beat

a small … more »