Bite-Sized Life

Chop Suey Poems

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I am the glowing unibrowed Madonna

in a church built of raven feathers

and broken columns

my foie gras heart

in a birdcage dress and my mugs

now on clearance at Wal-Mart.

I am a sideshow freak

for holy Crayola and death

by laughter, my femininity caught

in the aluminum eyes of a fat devil goat

and eleven arrows. The flames

from an incinerator, my halo.

                                                                        Priscilla Lee