A Letter from Hong Kong: Understanding Us

It is an uncomfortable quiet that has taken over the streets of Hong Kong. The combination of a pandemic and a new National Security Law has created a stillness that politicians have gloated about as they take credit for protestless streets, calling them signs of ‘civility’. Press conferences have become shameless displays that almost makes…

Notate This

My city has no dawn,Playing pawn in a game of chessMy side queen, rook, knight-less.We offer draw, we see the line, refuse to resign.Defiance has it's worth,Futile resistance its future rewards;It's a communion, see, this is our body,Tasteless, we sacrifice it to you for your investment.The city's too many dimensionsTo be reduced to such a…

To Carrie

Your spittle has worn us down to the bone. You sprayed against epidermis till it was gone, Sizzled away the frontline of skin and now Every drop of spit spat hits raw flesh that Unleashes silent screams, mutes remaining peeps, Tongues now just worms of words buried By the heaps of dirt you layer on…

Dear Countrymen

Dear countrymen, Forgive me of my sins Though I have only Continued to pain you Hear my words Even though I have never listened Trust in me Though every promise I have made Was made to be broken Sing my praises Without your own volition Now live together with me In the harmony that I…

Are they Kings, and are we Free?

Fighting for Liberty Worldwide I have long been of the opinion that the struggle for freedom, just like all things not learnt naturally, needs its role-models and its teachers. In the past, despite the reality of America never really being an egalitarian “Land of the Free”, the mere existence of America being a country that…

Charges, Parks, and Democracy

In the vigil and hush of our election victory Rings out the hammers of charges For the shot, for the framed, For those who laid themselves down To make the path to rights That were always ours, a path again. Let the engines roar Back into life. Let us not forget why we marched in…

HONG KONG DEFLOWERED – July 22 2019

“They vanished into the night, like ghosts” The Yuen Long Police Force searched scenes of violence from last night for evidence of crime and evildoers, but found that they just missed the perpetrators. "Such bad luck", commented one police officer, his baton half-raised in a non-threatening gesture. "Our timing was perfect and completely coincidental. We…

HONG KONG DEFLOWERED – 15 JULY 2019

Hong Kong Police Crack the CaseHong Kong Commissioner of Police explained the reasoning behind the recent push from police into one of Hong Kong's most well-traveled malls, New Town Plaza in Sha Tin: "We were wondering how possible that protesters in such large numbers could constantly leave shops and their wares untouched, unvandalized. Today the…