To the World

Claire Lee

To the world

I am yellow

I am short with black hair

My nose bridge is too low

Without plastic I am not pretty

To the world all I am worth 

Is instant ramen and rice

Kimchi and dumplings

But the other foods I eat?

Disgusting and smelly

To the world 

I am too “well-off” to face discrimination

And people can call me ching chong and ling ling

Yet my face can be bashed because I am “diseased”

Sorry, it’s my fault there is a pandemic

To the world

All my culture has is

Kpop and movies

Hot men and cute ladies

But, of course, no history

To the world

I want to beg that

You’d show some sympathy

And fight for equality, regardless

Of my country


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