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POETRY | Staying Indoors by Anuradha Chelliah

I realised staying indoors is not that bad recuperate, rejuvenate and relax could be done as well I do what I want having all the time for myself and family of course   I had it when it was limited but never realised never used it well never bothered there was rushing and hurrying to catch up on everything to complete everything the rat race   now, I have it again no time is a lot of time … time to be with loved ones the hugs and care time to reflect upon myself the good and the bad...

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POETRY | Three Marvel Hearts by Angelina Bong

Three heart emoticons pop up on my whatsapp, from a guy many air flights away   Lockdown. Malaysian borders are shut.  ‘Everyone can fly’ but not when Coronavirus invades faster than Thanos. My travel plans are reduced to the grocery stores.   He says he misses me, asks how am I doing? Shows me the flood disaster outside his yellow dusted apartment that kills a few. His city reeks of revolution anytime, waiting for Hulk to appear.   The Ironman we put on the Prime Minister’s throne to save us from corrupt villains resigned and replaced overnight by his...

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Does Eating Sambal Belacan Make An Architect Spout Poetry?

Sometime in 2019, Ista and me stumbled upon a post on Facebook. It was an illustration, extremely minimalist, but had words in them in Malay, peppered with a little bit of English. It was as Malaysian as it could get and the post blew our mind. The person behind this work of art was Affendi Salleh. You’ve probably come across his posts on Facebook. They get shared like crazy. Best part? He also released a collection of all his Facebook posts into a book titled, Gelas Separuh Penuh. We simply had to get in touch with the man to...

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POETRY | God’s Right Hand Man By Joe Chan

Editor’s Note: This poem was first performed by Malaysian poet, Nuan Ning at the International University of Malaya-Wales Slam Off on October 16, 2019 where Joe Chan was awarded third place. It was such a delightful piece that we obtained Nuan Ning’s permission to post it here for you to enjoy. From the sambal chicken, To the pongteh pork. From the sambal petai, To the kunyit chicken. From the dried chilli, To the hot wok, Mother’s cooking, Oh my God. When she wakes up every morning, To sweep and mop the home, And to prepare breakfast, Mother’s cooking, Tops the servitude, Of God...

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POETRY | The Storm by Jayati Roy

I see thunder,I see rain,I see heaven’s rage,Descend upon this mane. The sky blackens,And the wind is a riot,How do we containGod’s wrath? Dark clouds gather all around,As if it’s a shroud,The sun of a while ago,Is a golden rim up yonder. The rain it pelts,With mighty gusto,Turning this landInto a state of limbo. But life goes on,This is no wonder,For the rain will stop,And the clouds will disappear. The heavens will smile again,Clear the skies and save its name,For man has to plod along,And finish his task – just the same! *** Header image by O12 on Unsplash.   Hey guys,...

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