Kintsukuroi BlossomsWhat boils
Brews and steams
Lost memories don’t
loosen their grip on the imagination
Breaks dishes one evening
Together repaired with cracks
Just visible enough to warn others
Something happened here
Full of forethought
Wind pushes circuits together
Sharp edges bend, bow, surrender to
Disjoined branches of the ancestral tree
Combine to combat
failed system within failed system
Do you break?
Emperatriz Ung is a Chinese-Colombian game designer & writer from the American Southwest. She was a fellow at the Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Justice in 2015. Her creative work predominantly explores her personal struggles with mental health, teen motherhood, and generational trauma. Follow her on Twitter at @mprtrzng.