I Wish I Could Tell You

Alone in a world unfamiliar

Searching for family in a sea of strangers

Jane, her new name, doesn’t sound right in her mouth

Life churning and growing in her

Life in Korea still going, like she never left

8 siblings soon to greet her

4 children

7 grandchildren


The granddaughter of an immigrant

Feeding me cloves of pickled garlic

To help me grow up to be beautiful

I wish I could tell you what your sacrifices would yield

That they were worth it

It isn’t my place to say though

For now it is just


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