My Thalassemia

Beili Liu, who told you?

Who told you about my thalassemia?

Who told you that it was okay

for you to take it away

and put it on display

for the whole world to see?

That beta thalassemia belonged to me.

It was a gift from my grandmother

and like it or not

I was supposed to give it to my own daughter
in my will and against my will

It was our family heirloom

It was my little secret

I'd die before I'd ever loose it

But I didnt want to keep it

Beili Liu, thank you.