When a zygote and another zygote love each other very much, they fuse and have gnarly, biologically-
wrong, sad, incestuous clone-sex for the rest of their lives and end up becoming:
griffin centaur polyploid chimera
What’s a gynandromorph? An insect with a confused, messed-up life.
Sexual dimorphism makes things worse
You may marry yourself, but try as you might,
you can’t properly fuck yourself
Who has heterochromia? A chimera.
Or someone with genetic mosaicism, disease, injury
ying yang eyes to see all the ghosts
How does a zygote develop more than one genotype?
me Os on me own
(nobody will ever get to taste that lobster;
she’ll never know what she’s missing)
But why—why’d they have to wait so long
leave it until it was too late?
was born and grew up in Taipei, Taiwan. She received her MFA from Penn State, taught at UC Merced, and is currently working towards a degree in nursing. The Backwaters Press published her poetry book, and her short story collection is forthcoming with Red Hen