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In passing
  1. Lauren Kelley-Chew
  1. Correspondence to Lauren Kelley-Chew, 4233 Parkman Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA; laurenkc{at}stanford.edu

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The last time I saw my grandmother Po alive,

she wore brown twill slacks, a thin apron,

perfume of water lily, ginger, jasmine.

Now her face is bloated, rounder than I remember.

Hair white at the roots, tips still purple

from her do-it-at-home dye kit.

Tubes removed from her throat; the army of machines …

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