Poetry in Motion

Washington D.C.


Jennifer Chang
A poster features a green meadow and a blue kite flying against a light blue sky. The poem Ceremony, by Jennifer Chang is written in purple text beside it.


Jennifer Chang

I can't say which
cloud cut open
the hill. Or why,
walking, I can't
reach the sky. Virginia
is not east.
        The hill
gives no slack, no
shade, so I rise
to light. I am quiet
and won't
squander words
to make what's 
false true.
        I had
a love. A blue
kite untwisting
the sky.

​Presented with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Art in Transit Program.