plato did not care for your breasts, and neither do i

in apology, i buy you a chicken thigh.
but a chicken is still a chicken

in your language. if ‘sorry’ can be
a state, a question, or an order, then how

do i know when to hug you, or when
to get the pork? commitment is our swimming

guppy. is getting both the chicken
and the pork. is asking again. then realising

you wanted neither the chicken
nor the pork – only my yes. i still hear

a question. the thigh sits in my fridge.
the guppy keeps swimming, agape.

Min Lim is an undergraduate from Yale-NUS College with a passion for poetry, design, and photography. More of her works can be found at

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