“An Elephant of Foam—Under COVID-19” by Chan Lai-kuen

An Elephant of Foam—Under COVID-19by Chan Lai-kuen July 2020 You know and I knowThere is something hereAn elephant of foamJust we do not talk about itAbout where it comes fromThey know and we knowAnd they know that we knowWhere it comes fromAnd how it floatsA blanket around meA blanket around youIt’s bigIt’s warmIt’s the colourContinue reading ““An Elephant of Foam—Under COVID-19” by Chan Lai-kuen”

“There is a Season Waiting Behind This One” by Collier Nogues

There is a Season Waiting Behind This Oneby Collier Nogues Editor’s Note: This poem was specially commissioned for “The Writing Life Beyond COVID-10: A Virtual Residency” (3-9 August 2020, jointly organised by Cha: An Asian Literary Journal and the newly founded Mongrel Writers Residence. Photograph © Oliver Farry. How to cite: Nogues, Collier. “There is a Season Waiting Behind ThisContinue reading ““There is a Season Waiting Behind This One” by Collier Nogues”

“The End of Policing” by Cheng Tim Tim

The End of Policingby Cheng Tim Tim —thinking HK, China, the US, Greece, the Philippines, Kenya and elsewhereIt’s easier to dream of the end of Covid-19 / than the end of policing. I can think of the day / when the curve is flattened to alarm almost no one / but I can’t think ofContinue reading ““The End of Policing” by Cheng Tim Tim”