after Cyril Wong's Practical Aim
if a couple makes love at night without
practical aim, is sincerity compromised?
if a painting on the wall is replaced but
no one notices, has it changed?
what remains of a city after a hurricane?
which part of the world shifts
when two strangers in said city
meet in a devastated alleyway,
make eye-contact, smile, and then
part without further exchange?
when tundra swans unfold their wings
for migration, is the only thought charting
their flightpaths that of warmth?
do the tips of trees resent unfurling roots
for digging into to the ground,
their life-long wish having been to prick the stars?
if we circle each other and return to the
same point, will it mean we have arrived?
By Faye Ng Yu CiQLRS Vol. 18 No. 2 Apr 2019