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A Love Poem for my Chinese Girls

by Louis Marvin

How wonderful to dream a Chinese dream


A double happiness dream, with things eaten I would never have imagined


Pennies squeezed, incense burned, red envelopes opened


A caress of red silk


A mixed Chinese plate, grows strong in her mathematics, character and calligraphy


How lovely the bamboo flute plays, up in these rain drenched tropical forests


What delights have come upon us in the dim sum carts


How strange to be woke in the middle of the night with mother daughter banter

with the hometown dialect


my vote is for Chinese food, even though I may crave Italian or Mexican


I have been kissed by my Chinese girls


They sang a song of mountain gods and rice fields and court intrigue


This music was sweet, so I have followed dutifully for 15 years