Blue Delphiniums by L Kiew



I go on

happiness of lilies and

irises tucking into every inch

and hole and scrape


taking photos


alcoves overflowing with

white and blue delphiniums

columbines campanulas


in the afternoon heat


roses tangling around the sundial

wreathing trunks and hanging from branches

garlands falling in cascades over walls


turning

he [ ]

steps


retracing

the path


looking [ ]

where where where is he


he [ ]

call him

it rings


shake n’ vac … it’s all you have …

put the freshness back … is that?


wrong redial

number rings


it is just a courtesy call to remind

your <type> policy is due

to expire in <number> day’s time


wrong call

wrong again

number rings





[ ] yes

he’s here

yes [ ]

he died


in my arms

this morning

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A Chinese-Malaysian living in London, L Kiew earns her living as an accountant. She was shortlisted for 2017 Primers mentoring and publication scheme. Her debut pamphlet The Unquiet came out with Offord Road Books in February 2019. She is currently a participant in the London Library Emerging Writers Programme.