Struggling with the Old Self

Gwee Li Sui


can you run again
when Diocletian has caught up with you
can you run again
this time can you can you leap again
a frog from his welled view

this is no man's rain
you are no Elijah and this voodoo
chants old ghost again
from old wells from old rains of an old strain
can you run can you

Published in Focus'94 (1994)

Postcolonial Web Singapore OV Singaporean
Literature Gwee Li Sui