sunset-rise

with you
sunset
sunrise

warmth of a dawning
cooling of a release

strata of hues
blend of tones

earth meets celestial

our union
of body and spirit

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in situ

i sit
in situ
with u

side
by
side

riverbed
rocks

in
brooks

let silt
slide
over with

flow
of
flood

submerged
and
embedded

we sit
side-by-side
in situ

Amoeba

this amoeba
is a leukocyte
it protects

this amoeba
multiplies
in anticipation
of offspring

born from
the bone
made strong
and

formless but
not boundless

i am this amoeba

Insatiable

love
you are insatiable

you are

in flight
in metamorphosis
in starvation

insistently

you feed
you bleed
so you can breed

procreate

versions of yourself
time after time
proliferate

to give away

nothing remains for you
except places imprinted
on your heart

except bite marks
of those who
latch on you

nothing remains
so you thirst

you are insatiable
love

Pass

do I pass for
straight
feminine
model minority?

do I pass for
normal
sane
supermom?

do I pass and
if I do not
am I a failure
as human being?

do I pass
or do I simply
pass you by
unseen
ghost of
this society

the great invisibility
of my kind of woman

born of diaspora
born of ambiguity
born of darkness
born of imperfections

born of woman

Quiet

quiet hearts

quiet is
her presence

quiet moments

quiet is
our laughter

speak loudly
in our bodies

a siren of
spirits
etched

fluid

fluid as a river flow
to the ocean
do i elude you?

ah, but
i am everywhere

see the clouds in the sky
see the rain that fall

see
the snow on mountain peaks
the underground water beneath rocks
the tributaries that merge into the river
the moisture roots drink for the trees

see
the juice from fruits the trees bear
the ice in your japanese high ball
the egg that you love to fry every morning

see
the tears that fall from eyes to cheeks
the secretions that come from bodies

see
this fluid embraces you
i am here to stay in all forms
even when you expel me
and i dissipate into invisibility

we were made in fluid
in our mothers’ wombs
held in fluid
until the water broke