Missing You

Felix Cheong Seng Fei

I miss you
dawn, dream and dusk,
whenever my words run out
and crawl, toothless and silent at last
to the kennel of your heart.

I miss you
in the privacy of pain,
a cry tucked beneath sheets,
a kiss unfinished
over distances.

And I shall miss you
when I'm neither here nor there,
neither a ghost nor a shadow,
more than love can endure,
more than time will allow.

Published in Temptation And Other Poems (1998)

Postcolonial Web Singapore OV Singaporean Literature Felix Cheong Seng Fei