In This Story, You Saying How You Feel “All Right” Is Not A Cause for Concern

In this dream, you shed your skin;
from your pockets, spill these things –
antiplatelet medicines,
Clopidogrel, Aspirin.

Unspin this dream of safety pins,
wherein the might of ‘might-have-been’
becomes the force that underpins
the breath of your life worn thin.

Valen Lim is a member of Singapore-based writing collective /Stop@BadEndRhymes (/S@BER). His poems have been published in various SingPoWriMo anthologies, as well as Quarterly Literary Review Singapore. He can be found online at

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