Ling in class today

said that what saved her

when she

came from China

what saved her said Ling

she has two children

once a laundry worker

now she works

in a costume jewelry shop

Ling’s two children

dentist doctor

she is proud

but what saved her she said

was her Pit Bull.

Handsome as Cary Grant

said Ling. She named him

Handsome. Strangers

stop her. What

a handsome dog.

What’s his name?


Ling answers.

Everyone laughs.

Esther Cohen
Let me tell you why I'm here, and why I hope you'll join me. I am here to poem, to play with words, to tell stories when I can, and to ask you for yours. Words are what I love, how I see, and what I say. Words are how I know my life, and how I find my friends. I'm here to ask you to join me. Right here. To send me your stories, and your poems. And to read mine when you can.

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