Too Many

Tensely I watch
As a circus appears on tv
Another A Current Affair
Another image of ASIANS EVERYWHERE
Another reminder that we are
The disease that you wish to be rid of
We bought all your houses and baby powder
And we don’t even know why you’re so upset about it
Are these facts I’m learning about myself?

I go to papa Wong’s for dinner
We eat
Tomato and egg soup
Chicken and black bean
Braised pork with eggplant
Seared prawns and snow peas
He turns to me and says
“There are too many Chinese”.