In this dream, you shed your skin;
from your pockets, spill these things –
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 https://uglystage.com.