the girl with amber eyes

Six months after my novel, my first collection of poetry and short stories has been self-published as The Girl with Amber Eyes.  It took about six years to write, revise, compile and gather the conviction to share these works as a tangible book, and I am grateful to so many friends, audiences and kind people … Continue reading the girl with amber eyes

A Faint Tracing

I’d like to be a warm blanket in the sun, a soft sound on the beach or a red umbrella, a slippery raincoat, taut. I would dance for me before spinning around you and we would bow to the universe, sacrifice ourselves on the shore, where twenty-five typhoons swept away tears that blinding summer. Like … Continue reading A Faint Tracing

柿 / Persimmon

  Androgynous two playing in the eastern sun beneath peppermint moons Waiting for the scarlet tap obsessed painting with a steady arm like ploughing a field of sweet potato I learn my prepositions in bed, with eyes closed and unlearn myself wrapped in the same leaves 薄荷月の下 東太陽で遊ぶ 中性的の二人を 真紅の蛇口を待つ 執着中 安定した腕で着色 サツマ芋の畑を 耕すように 寝込、目を閉じて … Continue reading 柿 / Persimmon

Six Flowers

About Six Flowers Based on a true story, Six Flowers follows the soul-searching and whimsical journey of a young third culture kid (TCK) discovering her roots in Japan as she examines the notion of ‘home’ in its various forms. Through loss and love the meaning of life is starkly redefined for Hitomi, a Japanese American … Continue reading Six Flowers


Climb the steps to your unswept hall where many clandestine romances passed before ours, leave damp sneakers at the door on mornings when rain cuts the fog. Hear this half-white mouth, form sounds of home. Hold these warm-blooded hands that catch cold in nervous sweat. Take me to the place where you walked with your … Continue reading Jeonju