Age of Miracles

Daryl Lim Wei Jie

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                   I tried to reach you                                                                            with outdated technology                                                                                                                                        forgive me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 SingaporeCorditeCha: An Asian Literary JournalThe 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.

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