asdjsdajkfa asked: dear ocean, thank you for following me. you are an amazing poet. i especially love 'in defense of dancing'. i'll buy your book whenever i have the money. also, i wanted to ask you two questions you may or may not have answers for. first, you were born in saigon and now you are parted from that place by two oceans. don't you get confused sometimes about the meaning of home? and secondly, how do you want to change the world lately?
hello dear fellow human. as an immigrant, home is a complex and problematic word for me. to put it simply, i believe home is where one feels most comfortable and loved and at ease with his or her true self. i cannot say i have found this feeling in america or vietnam. but i have, in moments, felt that cherished fervor in the company of family and friends, in the white expanse of the page of a poem or even a letter from comrades and strangers alike. i guess my concern is whether the idea of a geographic home is necessary for happiness—and my answer would be no, it is not. happiness and art comes from the only indisputable home we have—our bodies, and even then it is so easy to lose ourselves.
i hold you close,