In the year of broken sofas,
we wake up every Sunday
to an awful metal gnashing
in the big below, flying forks
and whole throats,
our two great progenitors hurling,
in their red tsunami of voices,
what sounds like
every solid thing in the house.
We listen for our favorite toys
until we don’t.
We stay in bed
until the smell of porridge
wafts into the room, inviting us
Juliana Chang reads “Hail”
Juliana Chang is a Taiwanese American poet. Her debut chapbook Inheritance was the winner of the 2020 Vella Contest and published with Paper Nautilus Press in 2021. She received a BA in Linguistics and a MA in Sociology from Stanford University and is currently a law student at Harvard Law School.