by Louie Crew Clay
Foreigners Spell Sex
Foreigners spell ES EE EX when they don't want Johnny or Mary to know, but we Chinese have no alphabet, have no easy trick to keep Cheung & Fong away from naked truth. Even our character for intercourse pictures doors.
Learning to Steal
When I took back the bright red and yellow band of feathers earlier traded for a piggyback ride, Dad teased me, calling me "Indian Giver!" Only 12 miles away in what had become a white farmer's scrubby field, 150 years earlier at Fort Stratha, Andy Jackson-- who later claimed to Congress: "Toward the aborigines no one Can indulge a more friendly feeling"-- plotted to steal Alabama.
Editor’s Note on Foreigners Spell Sex & Other Poems:
Foreigners Spell Sex & Other Poems is not Louie Crew Clay’s first work to appear in Eastlit. His previous published pieces are:
- East and West appeared in Eastlit July 2014.