January 2021

Language can still save you. First:

Train your voice to fill a fridge
Train the fridge to freeze speech

Yesterday we will thaw tomorrow
A predilection for astrology

A handbag made of python leather
A lampshade folded from a piece of paper

Devotion walks on two legs into the woods
But here I am mimicking metaphor

Unzip your handbag and say something
An addiction to verbs

Language is a bed of needles

Natural talent is nothing without hard work
Life is nothing without needles

first published in Quarterly Literary Review Singapore