House in the Sky written by Kyle Liang at

House In The Sky

House in the Sky

written by: Kyle Liang



Father do not worry
for I will burn a house
for you to have in the sky
before you pass

In it will be the
finest chairs and the
firmest beds where you can
rest your head

Father do not worry
for I will care for mom
She will never leave my sight
but when she must

I will place her ashes
next to yours
so she can meet you
in the house that I have burned

Father do not worry
I will burn as much money
as you need for no father of mine
will live like he is dead

because I will not forget
that you still live
in the house I burned
for you in the sky



In old Chinese tradition, families would burn houses filled with furniture because it was believed that it would then be waiting for them in the afterlife.

Kyle Liang

Kyle Liang

Kyle Liang is an Asian-American poet, playwright, and blogger. Kyle’s work most recently appeared in Theories of HER last winter and his first play will debut at The Barrow Group’s 2017 New Play Festival this spring. Kyle serves as Co Editor-in-Chief of Quinnipiac University’s creative arts journal, Montage, and he will be graduating from Physician Assistant school in 2019.
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