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 One Flower Under A L.A. Freeway

Anna Mae Wong (First Asian Actress of the 1920's)

For its'  a past life
A first light that shined in your young heart-shaped face

You were to be no common immigrant, but become the first Chinese actress in America

You came on cool and silver, slanting a pearl-ringed finger tipping a tapered cigarette
Head bowed down tilting a bee-stung red carnelian mouth, making silent movies in a hive called Hollywood

Your diminuitive statue took root like a tiny tendril on the west corner of Hollywood Boulevard and La Brea for all to walk by and see your compass of accomplishments.

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