Ghost Story

Poetry Sally Wen Mao

Forgive me if the wind stole
the howl from my mouth and whipped
it against your windowpanes.
Because the house cannot hold
my tremble in its hinges.
When I lived, I swore I would be seen.
I built a mansion made of windows
for my prince and me. He feinted—
we were two apparitions  [...]

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Issue 24

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24

Spring 2016

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Sally Wen Mao is the author of Mad Honey Symposium (Alice James). She teaches Asian American poetry at Hunter College.

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