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Pork double- braised with wicker stick

June 6, 2022
By emmm0328 BRONZE, New York, New York
emmm0328 BRONZE, New York, New York
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Slender wicker stick with the feather of

a rooster attached tightly,

Held in hands,


It ran through a youthful mind,

Every feathered duster in the family,

Was once an animal,

Crowing echoed to pairs of tender ears,

Once dead but sang.


The author's comments:

Every Cantonese kids were once terrified about getting pork double-braised with wicker stick.


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on Jun. 16 at 3:05 am
Egycal52 SILVER, --, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Hats off to the past, coats off to the future."
- American Proverb
"Why do you keep hiding behind your mask,
When even the scars formed by your mistakes
are you own constellations?"

ahh, thank you for the clarification, u just taught me something new!

on Jun. 10 at 12:47 am
emmm0328 BRONZE, New York, New York
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@ Hey, thank you for the encouragement! And side notes; in my home country, a feather duster is obtained from either a hen or rooster and attaches to a wicker stick. Its a common item in many Cantonese families, and are often used to discipline disobedient kids… Pork double braised with wicker stick is like a slang for that!

on Jun. 9 at 2:58 pm
Egycal52 SILVER, --, California
6 articles 0 photos 112 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Hats off to the past, coats off to the future."
- American Proverb
"Why do you keep hiding behind your mask,
When even the scars formed by your mistakes
are you own constellations?"

ngl I don't fully understand it but I love it..I also have these sudden thoughts about everyday objects sometimes.. u're really eloquent in your writing!