Sweaty, meaty, raw. Their bodies glisten in the limelight and the crowd jumps from their seats to yell. I stand nearby, wondering if I could leave by 10 – or if this’d drag… Continue reading


He was smoking in front of me. Two tables over, I was shuffling a stack of papers. It took a flick of his hand and the ashes ¬†flew through the breeze. I brushed… Continue reading

Verses at the LRT

A race for a seat At the terminal station – All tired faces, some going home Others going away from home. A station passed and he entered In his faded purple Pants and… Continue reading

The Emperor

The director’s chair was where he wanted to be. Sadly, it did not want him there. No one wanted him there. But if there’s one thing he’s good at, it’s being persistent. He’d… Continue reading

2 Squares or 1?

At the start of every war, a pawn has a decision. Two squares or one? Two squares to fly to, to ride a fast-laned locomotive, skipping brooks and streams or one square: Forward,… Continue reading

What will be

She was deadly afraid of sharks but she jumped. There were no sharks there, of course, but fear can make anyone irrational – like how she quit her job at the school paper… Continue reading

The Moon

Soft. Her heels clicked behind me. Soft. The baying of a chained dog. Soft. The rumbling through her purse for lipstick, to make her kisses vivid. Soft. The smoke of grilled barbeque and… Continue reading


First contact: our arms extend towards each other, lengthening the elbows, the forearms, eventually fingertip would touch fingertip. My kness were buckling a second ago, now they stay still – connected to my… Continue reading

Too Old for Concerts

The funny things we do to stay cool Hearing the music blaring through the mic Moving our thoughts to things simple – Such as watching bands we’re forced to like. A sea of… Continue reading

it’s WAR/bitch

Have you not sat in front of us last night And saw how we held hands in queer domain? You did it hence and I had then foretold What slut are you and… Continue reading