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.
wireless heart from melting
in entangled mess
please breathe, though
trash is choking your
motherwater of kings.
Please, aren’t their wat selfies so
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.