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Stories, Poems and other Writings

Last Updated 1999-02-06

There's a lot on this page, so here's the Index:

Poems dedicated to the Vietnamese Boat People by Leslie Ann Hugunin-Nguyen

Also, here are some links to other people's interesting pages:
Noelle Boyle's
Haiku Sushi page


Poems dedicated to the Vietnamese Boat People
from Adrift in the Cry Land, a book by
Leslie Ann Hugunin-Nguyen

In Vietnam
chopsticks
are made from
smooth, petrified wood--
In America,
chopsticks
can give you
splinters

-+-

I can eat no longer
with an American fork.

Go ahead, stab your meat
I will caress my food
between
2 soft
sticks
of wood.

-+-

Death Day

A mound of hard, white rice
Holds the incense spiraling
to ashes.

--Leslie Ann Hugunin-Nguyen
With sincere thanks to Leslie's brother, James Hugunin at U Turn
for permission to excerpt her work here.
"my dearly departed sister... was very devoted to the Vietnamese community,
always ate with chopsticks, and married an ex-Vietnamese Naval Officer."



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June 12, 1998 -View the Honolulu Star Bulletin pictorial series that includes this photo of a Waikiki street musician using chopsticks as drumsticks.

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