Cathy Park Hong

(1976 / Los Angeles, California, United States)

Hottentot Venus

Overheard in the heat, the air, the fruit fly's drone
of the perfect helix, overheard in science's repartee

of right and wrong, in the gossip of perfumed women
basking in London's charmless sun,

Overheard in the gasps of penny sideshows, the formulas
of doctors summing up freaks in taxidermic clinics,

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