central park/columbia university

we sing a chorus without
context, incomplete yet
resonant, soundtrack to
tireless walkabouts, facsimile
of wide-eyed panic and words
sputtered and fingers
twitched and fingernails
gnawed, spiralling, deceptive.
we thread loose strands
of emotion through an
uphill climb, a campus
stroll, an easy
catch-up, hanging
limp across
a borrowed

Jonathan B. Chan is an undergraduate at the University of Cambridge reading English. Born to a Malaysian father and Korean mother in the United States, Jonathan was raised in Singapore and sees his cultural tapestry manifest in his writing. He has recently been moved by the writing of Marilynne Robinson, Joan Didion, and Shūsaku Endō. His mind is preoccupied with questions of theology, love, and human expression.

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