Poetry/Prose

Magic Pen

Cacophonous scribbling

Emblematic pen

Whisked and rescued

From noisy room

 Ritz Carlton

Singapore

Owes me a freebee

Yet

Pleasant ink cartridge

Outlives

Disposable slippers

Cuddled

A high fever

I remember well?

Merri-go-round

Sweat

Chills

Bad TV

Good room service

Listless soaks

Hot baths gone cold

Appointments

Kleenex piles

Be-germed business cards

Dizzying carousel

That was then

This is now

A custodian walks

A cart full of gossip

By the present moment

In a hallway

On a workday

Through students

Who don’t know

Can’t remember

That they are young

Butterflies cling

With fresh-dried wings

To my stomach’s lining

Set aflutter

When you emerge

From the bathroom

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