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Author Archive: Anya Pham

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I Don’t Hate You… but I Am Not Afraid of You.

I Don’t Hate You… but I Am Not Afraid of You.

I am the American-born daughter of Vietnamese immigrants.  I grew up all over America, and I have traveled all over the world and have been fortunate to get to know people from all kinds of places and backgrounds, from both ends of every demographic spectrum and many points along the way.  I am an educator […]

By November 13, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Things to Write About Tomorrow

Things to Write About Tomorrow

I was a child and All I wanted was to get away with staying up Late watching movies and not Worrying about tomorrow I am an adult and I can get away with staying up Late watching movies but I Worry all the time about tomorrow Muscles tense and thoughts focused on Detensing those muscles […]

Now and Then Poems

Now and Then Poems

14th of May Musicwall (2011) Fat round notes used to Bounce off your Shiny shell, and everything You held within Festered and came out sideways In sharp pinpricks of Denied anger A shuddering of those Thick black walls Resonating with the melody Let those Fractured parts of you Swell up and spill over Like a […]

Slow Motion

Slow Motion

I mistrust moving objects And the elastic habit of Time in those micromoments of fear and Impending death And my own Velocity – always hesitant Pushed back by thirty years of One voice and the pressure waves Of No Take your pick of reasons But I want you to know The swirling cascade of all […]

By January 10, 2015 5 Comments Read More →
We Lost Someone We Love This Week

We Lost Someone We Love This Week

…I never wanted to write these words down for you With the pages of phrases of all the things we’ll never do… – ‘Say Hello 2 Heaven’ Temple of the Dog Here was grief All along Latent beneath the unturned pages of A story that concluded too quickly When none of us knew the ending […]

By October 16, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Sleep-Injured

Sleep-Injured

We are whipped out of Wispy mist, pretending we have Substance We are floating through the Transience Pretending we have a home We are weighed down by the Absence of certainty Making facts out of conviction We are desert Pretending our hearts are Oases We are dreamers of Epics pretending We are awake 22 March […]

By October 2, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
Venus

Venus

I asked the world about Confidence in women and it gave Me replies about how to pick me up With lines that never fail All human life begins As female, but to end that way Is the greatest tragedy Because to assume the masculine Makes me a bitch Copyright protected by DigiproveAll Rights ReservedOriginal content here is published […]

By October 2, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Redefined

Redefined

Swimming to create distance And find a contrasting hue Or maybe one that has Nothing to do with you at all I had a voice, and it breathed In the moment all those moments Ago, and then And then the moment came that I could never leave I hear him speak With pointed passion and […]

By March 29, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
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