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Choose Me or Lose Me

A poem

Photo by Yannic on Unsplash

My mother taught me
to be passive —
and to not spend my energy
on people who don’t deserve it
because 氣 (qì)
is also a form of currency.

But time has taught me
to only expand,
to never shrink,
and if I had a choice, I’d choose me
because loving oneself
is how…




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Annie Ngu

Annie Ngu

Eye of a Designer. Writer. Co-founder of Farm Foods For You. Check out my debut co-authored book, #WomenLetsRise

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