love, Poetry, Politics

Moving parts

We make plans. Enter into .......... contracts, marriages, mortgages. Look up weather forecasts .......... for the week, the month, the year when our city will be six feet under water. We make telescopes .......... to see stars already dead, We read horoscopes .......... to see futures all ready made. We have children .......... to see… Continue reading Moving parts

memory, Poetry

present perfect

Let the past be because it can never be. Your mistakes have spoken hoarse my mistakes have replied. Turning back the clock breaks the mechanism inside. Background: I was sitting on a boat, travelling to Pulau Ubin, a small island north of the mainland of Singapore where my students were having a camp in the… Continue reading present perfect