Korean BBQ. BTS. “Parasite.”

In 2022, Korean culture is cool.

Not in 1995.

I was eight.

“What are you?”

The neighborhood kids asked.

Laughing and yanking back their eyelids.

In 2020, the fox eye trend made it cool.

Not in 2003.

I was sixteen.

“What is that smell?”

Noses scrunched…



Susan Lee

First of Her Name, Queen of Resources, Protector of Her Time, the Unbothered, the Breaker of Generational Curses, and the Mother to a Literal SOB