I Watch the Stars Go Out

Felix Cheong Seng Fei

Perhaps love
is a view of stars
through the telescope of years
now aged,
no longer uncommitted
in chosen places,
nor fearful
of that strident moment
when light explodes
into a million shards of heart

Published in I Watch the Stars Go Out (1999)

Postcolonial Web Singapore OV Singaporean Literature Felix Cheong Seng Fei