Easter Fries

After two weeks in ICU
my life flings back on Easter
like a humming yoyo
with a desire to have
a plateful of mouthwatering fries
cooked by my wife

to chew slowly
for the flavor of homelife
spiced by my return from death.

Jianqing Zheng’s poetry books include The Dog Years of Reeducation (Madville, 2023) and A Way of Looking, which won the 2019 Gerald Cable Book Award. He has recently published poetry in Mississippi Review, Hawaii Pacific Review, Poetry South, New World Writing, among others. He teaches at a historically black university where he edits Valley Voices: A Literary Review. 

See more of his work in 8.2 and 8.2 and 8.2

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