Time to Survive!

  • Jasper Yangchareon California State University, Los Angeles


Jasper Yangchareon is a 34-year-old first-generation graduate student at Cal State LA. As a longtime musician and budding songwriter, he is constantly searching for ways to marry his academic life with his passions. The origin of this poem lies in an attempt to craft a song that touched upon the themes of nostalgia, aging, loneliness, and the crisis of identity unique to his first-generation college experience.