I am pleased to share that my lyric essay, "Little Girls", is in the latest issue of About Place Journal with a theme of "Works of Resistance, Resilience". I wrote about how my late father's guava tree blossomed for the first time in its lifetime during this pandemic, bringing solace and joy to my mother and I while quarantined in our home. The blossoms bursting forth from the tree become our "little girls":
[W]earing skirtfuls of petals and crowned with starry white anthers, they were little princesses emerging from my father’s guava tree to cheer us up as the pandemic wore on with no end in sight.
Read the full essay here and the issue where it appears here.