Ancient Laws

“Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely” - Lord Acton Don’t think that the ancient law That might makes right Has disintegrated by the Passage of time; No — while it’s rotted Spear shafts and turned Stone clubs to dust, The rust of steel blades Have been remade into ink stains That slip…

Hong Kong Tumbling

Around, the cloths of life Spin into ghouls' faces, vortex-like, Us in the hurricane's eye, whipping Blips from the news outside: Coronavirus, protest, protect, Masks, madness, Supermarkets, Boxes missing, Hours in line risking Cold. Sold out. No more For the poor, For the old. From the cornered Sanctuaries of homes The world outside is Wracked…

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…

The Pitch of Poetry

Is it with a voice of longing That poetry should pluck out notes of feeling, Aided by the intrepid gaze and a keen eye Tracing the crystalline billow of a cloudy exhalation, Drawing back but a bit of the frosted dust of a morning Into the breath of a pen — With that ink, should…

Making the Makers

If we have created our successors, Encasing them in steel boxes of grey, Then really we are incubating Generations of post-Homo shapes With the final form beyond our imagination. And of this, I have no complaint, For the gods passed their gifts In their generation in fire, and in The gift of short lives that…

Confidence Potion

Somebody brew me a confidence potion, A solution that will so harden Affirming my skin and all that akin, To the thickness of a fortress: Transmute me to Troy's size, Transform me to the unassailable, indomitable; Feed me fuel to set my heart ablaze, Make me an unconquerable tower, A candle with an unquenchable flame;…

The Gap Between Us is Mighty

The gap between us is mighty Somewhere between wide and vast I feel I know you already From somewhere ages past. Somewhere between wide and vast We met on digital screens From somewhere ages past We couldn't meet in-between. We met on digital screens We fought a battle of morals We couldn't meet in-between No…

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…

[Poetry] Poem for my Wife

Poem for my WifeYour fight for rights is your divine right But when you chant, you sing for all - You shout with reason, power and might Yet for your fairness, few heed your call. Mightier than any man I know Bearer of burdens beyond us, Logical but with a heart that grows Your cares…