Author: Jun Hua Ea

poems about time 0

Portrait – Part IV

Poem Up! She pushed. Up! She was still. A dead elephant. So still she felt the babe’s throbbing. They could do nothing. Her children, 5 and 6, fed and washed — she wept. Up!...

poems about time 0

Portrait — Part III

Poem   It’s fate. There’s nothing to grasp — but worn air of a future lapsing. It’s how we mitigate, how we squelch to years, minutes and the hour. It was the drag of...

Long Poems About Life 0

Portrait — Part II

It’s falling; a shrill of absence, a dreamy strangling, the days uniform and rationed, where jingles hold the spaces of love and immoderations, and zealotry redeems a country of her past. Gone. Gone, the...

Survival Poem 0

Portrait – Part I

Poem   She’s unbreakable — first live and a tiger: her father use to abscond to the market on his moped for coffee and fried breadsticks, and show off to neighbor and kin; she...

Believes Poem 0

Found

Poem   Light thinned the world and ebbed with his breath as he wept: Why do you forsake me? I loved you more than my own. I would take your death thirty-fold than choose...

Family Poems 0

Sleep Over

Poem   My nephew turned five and asked me to sleep over the other day. We’d spent most of it together: going for dim sum, then a puppet show, kicking the Hover Ball, building...