Art, for Christ's Sake

Felix Cheong Seng Fei

Must I be a handmaiden,
the way your Mother was
a page blank as obedience,
on whom you will enact,
with my every breath,
your word to be kept ?

Or must I take on
your crown of thorns,
your wounds in my side,
bearing the world in lines
that shiver like arms
racked across the sky ?

Published in I Watch the Stars Go Out (1999)

Postcolonial Web Singapore OV Singaporean
Literature Felix Cheong Seng Fei

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