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justice sits in the tennis court /
tennis a sport of reciprocity /
returning a salvo barrage /
the broad side of a warship /
sent into a murky water /
one drop of ink dilutes /
the hazy milk of memory /
a fog lifted to be worn /
cloaked in the night I leave /
I leave peanut shells on the patio /
A murder of crows is a church /
A murder is an act of god /
God lives in the hands of men /
My hand is too small to hold /
To hold an opinion, my body works /
This body of politics has not yet died /
To die is to forsake tomorrow /
Tomorrow I will write another poem /
A poem on the back of a cannonball

Freewriting Explanation: Every day, Valen shall use 5 minutes to write completely unprompted and uninterrupted, letting the words lead the way. There is no end purpose to each piece, but rather, the pieces are allowed to develop naturally in their own way. The pieces are then uploaded without edits.

Filed under: Original


A member of Singapore-based writing collective /stop@BadEndRhymes ("/s@ber"), Valen dwells in the swamp of poetry. He has been published in various publications, including Anxious Poets Society, Eunoia Review and Quarterly Literary Review Singapore. He has performed his work at the Arts House, the Singapore Art Museum, and in various dingy bars.

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