Age of Miracles
Terror ateour gut flora while the post office suspended habeas corpus I have waited fifty years for running water and aerosol cheese before our lord I deigned to perspire the clouds bubbled with chlorine the angels spoke of bulk discounts the light shaved ten pounds off my wrist I came back to earth with a new calendar the months named after nerve agentssorry? I tried to reach you with outdated technology forgive me
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Daryl Lim Wei Jie is a poet and literary critic from Singapore. His first collection of poetry, A Book of Changes, was published in 2016 by Math Paper Press. His poems won him the Golden Point Award in English Poetry in 2015, awarded by the National Arts Council, Singapore. Daryl’s work has appeared in publications such as the Quarterly Literary Review Singapore, Cordite, Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, The Southwest Review, Drunken Boat and Softblow. He is working on his second collection. He is the co-editor of Food Republic, an anthology of literary food writing from Singapore. http://www.darylwjlim.com/
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