Category Archives: Family

Grandpa Dug a Hole Beneath the Tangerine Tree

via Grandpa Dug a Hole Beneath the Tangerine Tree I wrote a new poem not that long ago after I took Maya to see the hina dolls at the Boston Childrens’ Museum for Hinamatsuri (Girls’ Day). Maya has a small set of … Continue reading

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Little Guy in the Bay Window

“you need me on that wall” he says, leaving hand prints on the window. #reachforthewindex

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From Minstrel: “After The Disaster”

Living in our last apartment, we lived in the suburbs, but we were still definitely within the city. We didn’t have a lot of untended green spaces around, and parks were small. Yards were small. Your neighbors lived right next … Continue reading

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From Hanami: Canoeing

One of the things that my wife introduced me to when we first started dating was canoeing. Kayaking is a lot more popular and we more often paddled by them than other canoers. My first time out with Becky, was … Continue reading

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from The Minstrel of Belmont: Grace

I’ve written a few poems about my grandmother. She was a dynamic personality while I grew up, even though half of that time we were separated by half the Pacific. Her early life was a hard one, filled with tragedy … Continue reading

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“Auntie’s Laugh” in the Spry Literary Journal

Earlier this week, a new poem of mine, “Auntie’s Laugh,” was released in the Spry Literary Journal.  I wrote this poem after a trip home with Maya to celebrate my parents’ wedding anniversary (a pretty significant one at that). Before the … Continue reading

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Aiki-bum Domestic

This poem is special.  It’s a Sam poem, and the third one to be published.  I’m still conflicted since I’m looking for the first Maya poem to get published.  On the other hand, Aiki-bum Domestic is the first poem that includes my … Continue reading

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