I Am Called Half-Asian

I am called half-Asian

because my mother is Vietnamese. 

No need to ask about my father;

you assume he’s white. 

I wonder 

which half of me is which. 

Top and bottom 

or left and right

or mind and body. 

My body is made up

of atoms

that used to be other things. 

So maybe I am half-cat




I like to think

I am half-star. 

That my body shines so bright

I could light up 

an entire sky.

We acknowledge the Ngunnawal and Ngambri people, who are the Traditional Custodians of the land on which Woroni, Woroni Radio and Woroni TV are created, edited, published, printed and distributed. We pay our respects to Elders past and present. We acknowledge that the name Woroni was taken from the Wadi Wadi Nation without permission, and we are striving to do better for future reconciliation.