This Love - Deborah Wong

will cause barrenness if I
continue to amplify the Do-Wop
Ghetto-Eye.

Jacobean stimulates
the errand of mercy. Tactless words
garrulously by the oceanfront Empire
Hotel. Behind your mother’s retinas

seated a moccasin boots. Put them on,
where the overhead projector brings us
down the memory path of ballistic raindrops.


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Deborah Wong is going 32, lives in Kuala Lumpur, where her poems appeared in ditch, Poetry Quarterly, Anak Sastra and other journals. A University of London law graduate, she attended the summer creative writing at the University of British Columbia. Her novel and full-length poetry book are currently seeking publication. More of her work, do visit http://deborahytwong.wordpress.com.