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My Chinese By Athena Chu

If you ask me if I'm fluent in Chinese, I will tell you my Chinese is a ghost lodged in my throat. A dried up flower I tore from the ground long ago, rootless.

My Chinese is missing pictures in a photo album: the first day of preschool, a mouth full of useless characters, ancient taste buds numbing out of existence, leaving the bitter aftertaste of a new language.

My Chinese is kneaded dough cut into little circles, filled with meat and folded over, cooked and served with vinegar in porcelain dishes.

My Chinese wears red dragons on silk qipaos, dressed in pearls and ...

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