Lantern Review: A Journal of Asian American Poetry

Issue 3 | Summer 2011

Jen Y. Cheng

Peas of the Seas

Dodge, dodge the buckeyes Pling pling
Pellets welt scales Do mi mi
Stiffen me tails Mi so so
O the better to net you with,
my dear Re fa fa
Long, long way to swim to the ruta and back
Wriggle all you might
You've puffered like a real-ma-koi,
carelessly dumped in the swamp of the cemetery