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Hold on tighter to what you remember yourself to be. Hair darker than ebony, adorned in drops of gold, and eternal scars broadcasted to those who dare venture close. Close your eyes with me. We’re standing at the edge of the cliff overlooking endless water. Our hands are outstretched as air as fire as sand […]
She turns her leaves to face the sun while squinting her eyes toward glory, Her skin so thick and burnished at the edges: a reminder of the season of storms. Though wind will blow and branches may crack, her sway hums to her story, And seeds that drop from weathered hands can craft a life […]
I used to sit and dream of these moments. I used to light cigarettes in hopes that the smoke would push my memories of you deeper into the abyss. But I could still feel them, lingering there like the faintest whisper of my name. I prayed—prayed to whatever was worth praying to. I was a […]
There is scrambled shouting, explosive laughter, elders sitting calmly at the head of the table, and an excess of food. Between heated conversations concerning career paths and the whereabouts of long lost relatives, it’s clear I am at a family gathering located at an overly embellished banquet hall. Aunts and uncles whose names I cannot […]
Poetry by Karen J. Wang 2 January 2016 Strength does not feel like iron bars growing in the place of soft flesh. She’s more like shallow breaths and balmy temples. Show me strength disguised in a cape and shield, And I’ll show you faint and dark scars across my chest. Strength strikes with a vengeance […]
1 January 2015 Poetry By Karen Wang