Yellow Fever

by Natalie Wee

Natalie Wee is the author of OUR BODIES & OTHER FINE MACHINES (Words Dance Publishing, 2016) and ONCE IN A BLUE MOON (BookThug, 2018). She is the Associate Fiction Editor at Broken Pencil Magazine. Her first book is now available on her website.

After Franny Choi

Sky, look how fine
this flesh turned
dartboard / pin
up / bomb
shelter / emergency room.
Girls like me turn jasmine.
A delicate flower asks to be picked.
An unknown country wants
to be besieged.
I wear this colour as a mountain
wears snow.
Stand over me & see
the sun corona the world,
bright as a dragon’s eye.
Press that flag inside me
& you will taste my homeland
sweet & sour as burning women.


Natalie Wee is the author of OUR BODIES & OTHER FINE MACHINES (Words Dance Publishing, 2016) and ONCE IN A BLUE MOON (BookThug, 2018). She is the Associate Fiction Editor at Broken Pencil Magazine. Her first book is now available on her website.

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