This week’s poem of the week comes from Hoa Nguyen
Love and Level
by Hoa Nguyen
Love and level the sleeves
Eating is a hand
here Leave laughing if you must
like leave this creamy celery root
We push out jerking
a sleeve of we & I cover you
horses sourced in sea
(weave in waves and manes)
Hoa Nguyen, “Love and Level” from As Long As Trees Last. Copyright 2012.
Taiye Selasi has something to say about where she’s from
And it’s well said. I teared up at a couple points because it hit so close to home.
My family came to visit me this weekend which always leave me off balance searching for my place in my day to day life but this week was better than last week and I just need to hang on and ride the wave up and in.