Tagged: tradition

we ask the world of

even holly seizes

even holly seizes
the occasion
in the middle of
winter to catch
snowflakes on her
tongue,
stretching her neck
towards the sky
.
20220115:2005
y

we will gather at

we will gather at
least seven times to pay our
respects, say goodbye –

for both the dead and the living,
loss takes longer to sink in
.
20210819:1747
y

in between cultures

in between cultures
are the stuff dreams are made of –
take what you need, leave

the rest, it takes a whole bunch of
we to become all-embracing
.
20201229:1248
y

we are a handful

we are a handful
of traditions away from
tolerating one

another, another handful
from some kind of understanding
.
20201205:0845
y

our tongues

we buy into our

we buy into our
own versions of tradition
every time, picking

and choosing which passages
to chew up or swallow whole
.
20201129:1146
y

we all prefer our

we all prefer our
own approaches to pickling
same ingredients,

different methods – give us
our share, and no one gets hurt
.
20200530:1704
y

with some traditions,

with some traditions,
mom’s delicious steamed rice cakes,
we take our chances
.
20200329:1748
y

on the eve of the

on the eve of the
lunar new year, no doubt there
is a list of dos

and don’ts – residing between
cultures sometimes feels risky
.
20200124:0811
y