Creative Writing, Venue

For when she congratulated me on not having an “Asian accent”

New mouth;

You press it against your teeth—

It bruises your lips

With all the sounds you cannot

Must not

Make

 

‘T’s are not blunt and dull like

‘D’s that aren’t brothers of

‘B’s which do not pounce like

‘P’s when they leap from your newly

Minted mouth that holds you back

From pronouncing your ‘A’s

A broad wail

Ahhhhhhhhhhh

For all the sounds you cannot

Must not

Make

21/11/2017

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Cara Ow



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