In this short poem, Candice thinks about the relationship between home and identity.
by Candice Ng (8 November, 2019)
Leaving homeland when I was small
for many or no reasons at all.
Since then, I have been searching for my identity.
This sense of belonging doesn’t exist as an entity.
Deep in my mind,
I am closely bind
to a place with magnificent skyscrapers
and flocks of shoppers.
I know I am an outsider
and can never be an insider
of the country I am living.
I am still dreaming
of returning to my homeland.