italicize me like one of your malaysian marxists
quixotic on your tongue
roll me out like roti under palm.
appropriate and recreate me
sit straight, and breathe my bindi in.
decolonize my cartilage,
gentrify my collar bones,
deny me a cemetery and let’s really squabble about it.
take me truly to asia,
and let me be reviled in it.
cry me a rebellion
weep well over my spilling milk.
adore me, please
pour out my granola and torch me with disdain.
Meerabelle Jesuthasan is in college studying History. She is from Malaysia and France and grew up in Singapore. She lives in the U.S., but only for now. Her lite-communist Twitter can be found @proletariass.