Lantern Review: Issue 5

Amy Uyematsu

Thriftstore Haiku

based on a Roger Shimomura collage exhibit

:  Whose Eyes

Ha-ha Charlie Chan glasses
made in USA
invisible me

:  Leisure Activities in Camp

Mom’s piano lessons
Aunt Alice’s tuberculosis journal
criminal pastimes

Chairs fashioned from rock
bonsai and fish ponds from sand
indignant beauties

The Hybridity Issue

:  Heroes

Wonder Bread sandwich
with sashimi and silence
food for sansei sons

Label him unloyal
lock him up
then make him fight

:  A Little Matter of History, Circa 1965

“Relocation camps”—
not in the history text
you won't believe me