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Generational - Michael Chin

Updated: Jun 9, 2022

I learned more about my father

from my son

than I would have imagined.

I learned from the tantrums.

My son, crimson-faced,

pulling a drawer and

overturning it

to empty foam tiles,

so he can throw the drawer itself

across the room.

He screams his rage

his disappointment

his significance.

My father’s rage and


a dark cloud at the ceiling.

My father’s significance



Michael Chin was born and raised in Utica, New York and currently lives in Las Vegas with his wife and son. He is the author of three full-length short story collections and his debut novel, My Grandfather's an Immigrant and So is Yours came out from Cowboy Jamboree Press in 2021. Chin won the 2017-2018 Jean Leiby Chapbook Award from The Florida Review and Bayou Magazine’s 2014 James Knudsen Prize for Fiction. Find him online at and follow him on Twitter @miketchin.

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