Regret Is Your Favourite Waltz

delusional writing on an online page
stimulates the memory of having done
something one’s not. sitting in others’
shoes shows a lack of logic and restraint
when it comes to remembering one’s place.
do not just dance to forget it all.
this is advice. this is instruction.
suck it up. stick out your paw.
go on: force yourself into the habit.
it welcomes you, a suit oft-worn:
or is it just a collar? wear it still;
keep still there.

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.

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