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I have been careful recently / walking
about with my pockets full / of various
words and phrases I saved / for the day
when you make your way / back into
our house of joined hands / an arm
can itself be an envelope / collapsing
lovers into mirror-pools / looking for
much better mail routes / and a cafe
where there is nobody / who knows
anything about silent / dances under
the tables, a tango of / eyes across
the vast atlantic sea / and words
sent flying, reverse / shooting
stars, untracing / tails into
the sun, into a / different
pocket, which / will not
be found cold / not empty

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: Freewriting, Poetry


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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