Anhvu Buchanan

Ears ( Joy Luck Club Erasure)

 

I bit back my tongue.
among strangers

 

my name

 

held the sun’s fire

I  saw only      white

 

my

 

ears       whispered secrets

 

Shh! Shh!

sacrifice

 

and

lean away from the wind


Source & Method

Erasure: The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan.

Anhvu Buchanan is the author of The Disordered (sunnyoutside press). He currently teaches in San Francisco and can be found online at www.anhvubuchanan.com