Category Archives: Trauma

There is calm

There is calmthe more you pray,the more you hear the silence © Meisaan Chan

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You got me through the night

You got me through the nightYou got me to sleep.The nights are not taken for grantedand nor are the days.Step by step through the wildernessone sun, and one moon, one sun againone breath, one small cleansingone small thought of hope … Continue reading

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Parable of the Four Women and the Emperor

There once were four women who decided to undertake the long journey to see the Emperor. They knew it was going to be a long and arduous task. Before they left, they consulted their council of elders for advice. “Stay … Continue reading

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The return

I am insatiable for youyou are insatiable for methe return © Meisaan Chan

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When God becomes a protective koala bear

Come closer, God whispersI am already in your pouch, Mama Koala, I say, snug and warmHow can I come any closer?And then she shows me how © Meisaan Chan

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Step by step through the wilderness

Step by step through the wildernessone sun, one moon, one sun againone breath, one small clearingone small thought of hope © Meisaan Chan

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From Meisaan – Film Festival: “A Declaration of Belonging”

I recently participated in a collective film project where our goal was to investigate what social justice looks like in the body. I had been invited to be the spoken word artist. I named my poem, “A Declaration of Belonging,” … Continue reading

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