rain brings the angler fish by Ellen Chang-Richardson

Poem title: rain brings the angler fish Poet Name: Ellen Chang-Richardson Poem begins: east winds rattle panes brittled by brackish salts typhoon rage-mists at youth’s passing. i gnaw on my cache of traumas lick like heat swallows, skin chanting to myself, this is this is this is this is the outside battering in. End of Poem. Credits: Copyright © Ellen Chang-Richardson Previously published in The Fiddlehead (No. 285, Autumn 2020). Ellen Chang-Richardson (she/her) is an award-winning poet of Taiwanese and Cambodian Chinese (or Chinese Cambodian) descent. As the daughter of a survivor of the Cambodian genocide, she’s still trying to figure that second part out. The author of three poetry chapbooks, including snap, pop, performance (Gap Riot Press), her writing has appeared in Room, third coast magazine, and Watch Your Head, among others. She currently lives and works on the traditional unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabeg. Find her online at ehjchang.com.