Imagined Love Poem to My Mother from My Father

My mermaid, I watched you scaling milkfish. Your hands and arms were silver, and your body flecked with otherworldly raindrops. You were a silver mine to be mined. Perched on a high branch of your mother’s mango tree, I saw only a glimmer of the blade as you scaled the fish, up- and-down strokes, repeatedly, […]