Six Poems


by  Alex Andy Phuong 


Combined with
Trapped & bound,
but still bursting with freedom

Published on Silent Auctions Magazine on Sunday, January 19, 2020

Nestled Lives

Security vs. Simplicity
vs. Audacity
(but not recklessness)
Some might say
That they do not have
Enough time
But everyone does have time
It just depends on how
They spend it
Life is Fair
Yet “Life is not fair”
“Life is fair”
It is just not always
In our favor
Everlasting youth
might be the goal
of many
But ageing is a gift
Because age
Reveals how long
Someone has been alive
Whether or not such life
Could be Called
“A Nestled Life”

*This poem has been accepted for publication by Poets Choice on December 17, 2019.*

Hustle and Bustle

Hustle and bustle
Living on Los Angeles
Is not La La Land

Originally published in DSTL Arts Art Block Zine

Lifelong Education

School takes up many years
Yet those years must be spent
In order to Grow
And Develop
Even after graduation
The educated can still undergo
Lifelong maturation
Learn something new daily
For self-empowerment

Originally published in Poets Choice Zine

Much More Than Rain Man

Rain Man won “Best Picture”
Dustin Hoffman shed light
On what life is like
For autistics who have trouble
Perceiving and accepting reality
I am personally a fool who dreams
Related and relevant to MLK
Crazy as I may seem
Please do not say that I cannot
Because I am an autistic savant!

*Accepted by DSTL Arts – Aurtistic Zine on 9/12/19*


Physical buildings
And artistic architecture
Holding remnants from the past.
Museums hold artifacts
Yet artistic expression,
And creativity
Pave the way for the future.
This present moment in time
Is the greatest gift of all
Because it is, thankfully, not the last.

Originally published in Museum Collection: an anthology of short stories and poetry, edited by Alice Little, on December 4th, 2019.

Alex Andy Phuong earned his Bachelor of Arts in English from California State University—Los Angeles in 2015.  He was a former Statement Magazine editor who currently writes about literature, film, and culture.  He has written film reviews for MovieBoozer, and has contributed to Mindfray.  His writing has appeared in The Bookends Review and The Society of Classical Poets.   Emma Stone inspired Alex to pursue a career in writing after hearing the song, “Audition (The Fools Who Dream)” from La La Land (2016).  He now writes with the sincerest hope to inspire the ones who dare to pursue their dreams.

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