Poetry Archive


You were born into a world of sound the cacophony of the uterus the iambs of my heart, the ebb and flow tempo of an amniotic sea yin  yangharmonious rhythm.

The uterine song we shared two souls tethered by flesh. My belly button buddy.  I nourished you into life; your breath nourished my soul. 

The appoggiatura the unexpected grace note christened by pixie dust. Lorelai, my life-song.

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Kim-Ling Sun is a poet, writer, and educator. Her work is inspired by her life experience as beautifully blended mixed race Singaporean-Chinese American. Her latest poem "Dirt Spawn" appeared in the chapbook Faceless Brown Masses: A Blackout Response to Flatiron Books. She teaches Dual Credit English at a local high school in Houston, and was the 2018 recipient of the Outstanding Teaching of the Humanities Award in Texas. She also teaches creative writing workshops in the summer for WITS (Writers In The Schools) working with youth to develop their creativity and voice.