My Poetic Response to Andrew Yang: Don’t Need To Prove My Americanness or Asianness

“I am not a cure and I shall not be their cure.”

I don’t need any degree to cure liver cancer (although maybe in an alternative universe I could find a treatment for my late father). I don’t need Purple Hearts. I don’t need the valedictorian title. I don’t need to bow to my adversary. I don’t need to get a Best Picture Oscar for Parasite. I don’t need to be the antidote to the…