Hospital Visits

There is nothing you can do,my therapist reminds me, again.Hospital visitsare glorious walksalong tinted viewing walls of life, love and losson displayon white walls and whiter wards.Those who enter for visits oftenscurry outaching for a cigaretteto medicate their troubled thoughts, that thumping in their chest. There is nothing I can dobut remind myself, againyear afterContinue reading “Hospital Visits”

Lorry

The day will come when you who have helped to build our nationwill finally get to sit backon cushioned seatstoggle the aircon filter to your likingbuckle down the belta protection you once couldn’t afford a given right that this country has left out for you. The day will come when you can gaze out the windowand laze and never haveContinue reading “Lorry”

Rendang Recipe

Mak insist she wants to masak, this yearjust like last year. But she can no longer remember the recipe to her beef rendang, her signature dish for Aidilfitri. Food I feasted upongrowing up and tasted each year without fail.  Everything isdifferent now, her hands a little moretender, the taste slightly peculiar, the aromaInviting stillbut her sprinkled seasoning of loveremainsContinue reading “Rendang Recipe”

Apple Tree

You have packed your boxes14 years of memorabiliafrom your cubicle desk in a record timeof 4 hours,scooped into brown boxes and blue IKEA bags. You return to your enclosurewith physical relief,your body heavyclimbing the stairs in the dark,the hallway light is out. You turn your keysand take a peek of what’s to come:Heaps of laundryContinue reading “Apple Tree”

In Separation

Picture-Perfect Family A Beautiful Portrait Mother, Father, Daughter Yet, no smiles. The child. Makes or breaks, Tragic that it has come to this. The woman. Shows strength in subservience, Gives gift in giving. The man. Masculine only in the mind, For his heart feels for the feminine. The real sufferers are the innocence The innocenceContinue reading “In Separation”

Woman of work

“I was taught since young that love was something you work at. You work at it all your life because that is the greatest work you’ll ever do here on earth.”                                              – ‘Loud Mouth Loving’ From young, I’ve seen you work. I’ve seen you from washing toilets to washing people’s laundry. I’ve seen you gettingContinue reading “Woman of work”