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My mother’s Buddhist shrine

My mother’s Buddhist shrine

is a cheap, improvised thing –

Bodhisattva miniatures

found at East Meets West

(two aisles down from the healing crystals and New Age sex toys),

arranged over gold dollar-store table cloth,

draped over the nightstand from my parents’ first American bedroom,

drawers mostly blank envelopes and binders full of old utility bills.

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