Cluster of rain spheres adorn leaves layered over each other, their collective shape an omentum covering offering protection the way an arch offers support the way your hand over my hand signals care the comfort touch brings its reassurance flows within us unwitnessed domestic habits and conversations set across time zones can’t be fossilized but the memory of fingerprints across my skin take on the beauty of ink in landscape scrolls (my uncle painted, your second son)
Emerald Liu is a Sino-Belgian writer who has previously written for The Millions, Drawing Matter, Far-Near, and more. Her poetry has been featured in Verses Magazine, Giallo, Superfroot, and others.
She is currently the Poetry + Prose editor for Asians In The Arts. Her debut chapbook Double Happiness is published by birdbeakbeast press.
Follow her on Instagram: @e.a.liu
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