2 Poems by Antonia Wang : “Waterfalls”& “Absence”

(c) Antonia Wang from Amicalola Falls, GA

I went chasing waterfalls
Down your spine
Of steep sighs and slithery obsidian.
I lost my bearings
At your narrow crest
And a choir of voices 
Muffled my fall.
I prayed for mercy upon your sacrum
Of wish and bone.
But my gods couldn’t make my words
Over roaring water.
I drowned at your base,
Of sand and stone.


I watch and hurt,
But yours is not my story to tell—
Where you go in that blank chariot,
Seizing seconds before they melt.
Someday, when youth becomes
A threshold of forlorn hours,
And the river gorge cascades,
You’ll know I was present for your absence,
And that I hid it well.

Bio from Antonia’s Amazon bio

Antonia Wang is a foodie, poet, yogi, and nature enthusiast from the Dominican Republic.

Her signature lyrical style is layered and symbolic, appealing to a universal essence. She has written four poetry collections: Love Bites, In the Posh Cocoon, Retrospectiva 2020, and Hindsight 2020. Her poetry has been featured by various online outlets and published in the following anthologies: VSS365 Anthology (2019), and Midnight with Words: Late Night Conversations in Poetry (2021)

Antonia is an avid reader of poetry, philosophy, and all sorts of fiction. She lives with her family (and cat) in the United States.

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biteslife.com (recipes)
Twitter: @tuttysan

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