[Poetry] Epiphany

I didn’t know it until that moment
When the words hung over us in midair,
Her dark eyes wondered if I meant it
And I realized then how much I cared.

I counted our heartbeats in that moment,
While the truth echoed between us clearly,
That the woman I love stood before me
And this woman I love would always have me.

© Jade M. WongRead More »

[Poetry] Asian-American

When I was a child, being Asian-American meant breaking wooden chopsticks over a noodle lunchbox, sunny yellow dresses to bring out the sunny yellow of my skin, and laughing with my colorful classmates because we didn’t know yet we were different.

When I grew older, being Asian-American meant seeing for the first time my father’s oil-stained hands from days of toil, and my mother’s quiet strength as she built a home in the middle of a strange language.Read More »

[Poetry] Safe Space

I promise I’ll lend you my ear,
If you will lend me your honesty.
I promise I’ll listen without judgment,
If you will speak without lies.

This is a place of emotions,
A place where it’s okay to feel,
I promise they won’t hurt you,
I promise neither will I.Read More »