Memoir: The Mystery of Language

In Korea I would blend in physically until I’d have to speak, my accent instantly exposes me as a foreigner. When I try to communicate in Korean, I speak like a toddler, in broken half-phrases, “Me go to sleep,” kind of cave-speak, but at 3yrs old I could understand and speak fluently in both languages,…

Poem: Heroes are Survivors

Heroes are survivors they didn’t ask for it, they answered the call. The howl, the wail, the siren alarm, All is not well it’s going to Hell Forsake us not, angels of destiny. Irony misplots, displays our foibles. Still vulnerable to love’s erasable ointment. Why is love still interchanged, with tragedy or impossible? Why all the hopeless…

Poem: Twisted Sister

Twisted Sister Sister somewhere in between, Real and Pretend Nightmare and Dream, Cinderella and the evil Queen roled up as One, both good and evil twin. One believes in Love, Other believes in Sin, It’s where the tragedy begins. Making dreams spark and vibrate true she builds candied cardboard gingerbread doll houses, recycles half-dressed dawn…

Poem: Korean Fan Dancer

Originally posted on Artisme:
c2018 Judy Eun Kyung Kim In a past life maybe I was a court dancer, twirling fuschia, turquoise gold, silk listening bowl, the threads of shining fabric sing like a rose.

Poem: Graceful Rant

Let go Let the silver light show Let the glow glint Dark flint ruminating new ink Blue iris indigo A night blanket in snow. Look deeper closer Listen to the clear horizon Deep with atmosphere Hear oceans voluminous Mountains liquid with lake. Each pearl drops in perfect quake from each still rain kissed branch No…

(Poems I love): I can show you God

Originally posted on johncoyote:
I can show you God A Poem by Coyote Poetry Just thoughts and things to ponder on                                   I can show you God The great search for God is fruitless for some. I knew a woman from  Santa Cruz.  We sat together often drinking hot and tasty coffee on the Santa…

Poem: We Are Home

Whale timed movement A continent’s worth of songs Tectonic flow and rupture Sleep quaking volcano. Titans awake opening Magic fracture bones along ley line maps shining underworld rivers of burning light dividing our world invisibly underneath with pressurized silent explosions morphing crystals to grow into the future now sparkling secret amulet caves where an ancient shaman…

Poem: Lovely born sorrow

Lovely born sorrow may your tomorrows Remember nostalgia is a forgotten kind of magic. I had a favorite pillow when I was small, Purple, corduroy vibrant velvet It was more than comfort It was my soul friend That I sunk into grieving effervescent indigo. Cat-like curled unfurled Pouring volcanic survival tears Gestated in fractured, volatile…

(Poems I love): Someday Maybe

Originally posted on The Stories In Between:
I made a promise To an old friend That I’d be back This way someday But a restlessness Sleeps down Inside me Burning questions In my heart Where in this world Can I call My home Where in this Do I belong I’ve walked a long road Full…

Poem: The Invasion

The invasion that took over my father was not him, It was another Monster hiding In his stolen body shell This monster took us Straight to Hell My mother My brother My sister and I We’re all Still miraculously alive Living mysteriously graced by diamonds. We live our lives sometimes in lies for etiquette and…