[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 »

2020 Magical Readathon O.W.L.’s: Completion!

After spending April studying for my O.W.L.’s (aka completing the coolest reading challenge, according to my biased inner Harry-Potter-loving fangirl), I am happy to announce I have read all the books and passed the Readathon! *Cue Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes Fireworks!*

As part of this Readathon, I was instructed to choose a Magical Career—I chose Journalist/Writer—which then provided me with reading prompts. See below for the gorgeous printables of my prompts and click here for my previous post describing the Readathon in more detail.Read More »

Pause. Shall We Read Some Poetry?

We are at the halfway mark of April aka the month where poetry gets all the love and everyone thinks it’s cool I’m a poet instead of feeling sorry for me that I’ll never make any money. Although, as the poet Robert Graves once said, “there’s no money in poetry, but then there’s no poetry in money, either.”

It is unfortunate this year’s National Poetry Month is in the midst of a global pandemic, but also oddly opportune—why don’t we all take a pause from the frightening reality outside our homes and escape briefly into the comforting lines of beautiful poetry?Read More »