Please 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.

stop your
wireless heart from melting
in entangled mess
of overheated

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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1 Response to Please Eat

  1. lifecameos says:

    Very cleverly done !

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