The sweet you gave

Kirpal Singh

the sweet you gave

pushes me to ask
why you coat your words -
those rhythms of your tongue -
with sugar.

knowing how life teases
the sour of my blistering mouth
I welcome your sweet intrusion
so deliciously wrapped.

[sent via e-mail 5 April 1999]

Postcolonial Web Singapore OV Singaporean
Literature Kirpal Singh