ditch,

the poetry that matters

Deborah Wong

Deborah Wong is of second generation Malaysian-Chinese descent. A law graduate from the University of London, she attended the summer intensive creative writing courses at the University of British Columbia. Her daily poetry can be found in http://deborahytwong.wordpress.com

 

Inkstand Candles

 

Spill them like a blood should be

Impatient vultures, plural not singular;

Thirsty, hungry and hungry, thirsty –

Helter-skelter in the name of Arch

 

Wait!

A minute to spare

 

Chu favourite is Joan of Arc, ogling on

Troubling mind dictating by caffeine, nicotine

Disembodied voices raping cerebral

 

Vermicelli of larva-like genetic mutation

Cheese, glue, starch, potatoes flour; taming and

Farming stale liquid on chu skin –

 

Indulgence and compulsion of lust,

Counting candles in Mama’s womb

Swimming for freedom and fluid survival

 

 

                                                                                                             January 5, 2014