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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

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