It Was Your Birthday Again

Poetry Jennifer Chang

When I was a child,
we lay in the grass and the clouds
made sense to me. That’s who I’ll be,

I said to my friend. Later,
she’d suffer from sorrow,
a disease of mountain air, though

she loved the corner she hid in.
We never swam in the sea
is the way I now distinguish

the  [...]

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Issue 24



Spring 2016


Jennifer Chang is the author of The History of Anonymity (Georgia). She lives in Washington, D.C.


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