Usually I’d be brown / but here I burn red / it hurts to breathe in the sun / but this is where I come from / air
purer than China, a country / my mother refuses to visit / for pride / over dividends and squid oracles / why
isn’t this considered / a world wonder / she asks / fanning herself / with rice paper / the swirls in your cup /
have all the answers
Elizabeth Tsung's chapbook all girls will not feel pretty at some point is available at Ugly Sapling Press (2016). Feel free to connect with her on twitter @elizabethtsung.
Shell Myers was born in Elyria, Ohio, but now calls Philadelphia their home. They are a queer multimedia artist, voted most artistic in the 8th grade. They are passionate about emotional sensitivity, play, and subverting toxic masculinity. Shell is the Administrative Coordinator of Art & Art History at Drexel University. When they're not putting in that 9 to 5, they make time to create collages, paintings, photographs and drawings. You can find more of their work at www.shellmyers.com