Inside me, a family by Ching-In Chen born from small waters. Each night, I look for a paper to feed this first litter from a slow continent. New trappers buy their fetters and hooks, dreaming of new skin to drape. In the sky, a wound like river, opening up again to bird. Neighborhood pushes against seams, dislikes a newcomer. This linked to history and forgetting-- a new gray house like a weed. A monument rises past the window. We sit and drink twice-steeped tea. Ching-In Cheng is the author of Recombinant (Kelsey Street Press, 2017) and The heart's Traffic (Red Hen Press, 2009). A Callaloo, Kundiman, and Lambda Fellow, Assistant professor in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Science and MFA in creating and Poetics at the University of Washington.