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A Little Menu

Wieners
Canned fruit
Crackers
Soluble coffee
Milk powder
Granulated sugar
Tin of jam
Cookie sandwich
Fudge
or
Radish Soup
Birthday Seaweed Soup
Pan-fried Spam with kimchi
Strictly lard
so
What did General Fatty eat?

Credit


From Hardly War (Wave Books, 2016). Copyright © 2016 by Don Mee Choi. Used with the permission of the author and Wave Books.

About this Poem


“Fatty” was a nickname given to the Republic of Korea Army General Chae Pyong-dok by the Americans.

Author


Don Mee Choi

Don Mee Choi is the author of DMZ Colony (Wave Books, 2020), among others. She is the recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award and the 2012 Lucien Stryk Translation Prize.

Date Published: 2017-12-08

Source URL: https://poets.org/poem/little-menu