Echo // home

By Annie Wong

Ma makes a home in an echo
With traces from a phantasmagorical palace

              Shanghai // Saigon
                        Toronto // Chinatown

doubly displaced mama murmur
             buried under manual labour
             piecework pay
             factory dust
             Foreign snow
             Forgotten borders

            Only ghost travel

                        I once saw the trace of
                        An ancient cheongsam wrapped in sepia and silence
                        Under your bed

Where did this come from?
When did you wear this?
Was it nice on, ma?

             mama // murmur:

                        past is the past is the past is the past

Annie Wong is a multidisciplinary artist and writer based in Toronto, ON.