What the sea has sucked smooth
and spat: green glass, ghostcrab
shell, once-jagged can, bottle-tops,
a doll’s pink head, ripped fishing net,
rusty starfish. Sandflies agitate
as sand settles in my wake.
I’m not sure I’m scrying for.
Tattered tells, some element,
among the flotsam.
A chinese-malaysian living in London, L Kiew works as a charity sector leader and accountant. Her debut pamphlet The Unquiet was published by Offord Road Books in 2019. She was a 2019/2020 London Library Emerging Writer. L Kiew is currently working on her first collection.