Please Eat

Eat
yellow flavor bursting sweetness
texture slices oh-my goodness
cannot tahan order seconds
smiling aunty happy cutting
golden complex happy eating.

insect swimming submerged feelers
voices feedback complain louder
sticky goodness no-more seconds

insta nonsense snapchat jealous
last-time eating sumpah aroy.

Please
stop your
wireless heart from melting
in entangled mess
of overheated
cables;

please breathe, though
trash is choking your
motherwater of kings.

Please, aren’t their wat selfies so
last season

Note: These are two riddles in one.

Al Lim is a rising sophomore at Yale-NUS College. Part-Thai and Singaporean, he studied in Sydney and South Carolina, before serving National Service as a Military Police instructor. He is currently president of the Southeast Asian Society and INK: Literary Collective in Yale-NUS.

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One Response to Please Eat

  1. lifecameos says:

    Very cleverly done !

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