I Want to Live Like Water

Shanhu Lee

And I want to have the soul of water,

Always have the faith, like water

I want to flow and move forward.

Transparent, yet dissolve all colors.

I want to be transformative, like water

between ice and cloud and fog and rainbow.

I want to hold water lilies in summer,

and embrace icebergs in winter.


Bloom Actually

Shanhu Lee

The yellow parasol is blown away

by the tornado to the neighbor’s backyard,

Stumbling between fallen boughs

and twigs, when I turned back

In the midst of chaos

When i decided winter will never end

On the hill I saw this redbud blooming,

Like a prayer of the spring

Like the intention I want to write a poem one day,

The intention that keeps me sane.