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by Aiden Heung (January 2019)
n.g., Zack Zdrale, 2016
It must have been too much alcohol,
even your look becomes suddenly
and full of the promise
of a summer’s night.
I’m longing to have you,
here and now
before the harsh daylight steals you away
and I might never see you again.
Anyway that’s the game,
a sweet but ruthless encounter
with no tomorrow
for queers like us in this all-embracing land.
But I like you tonight—
that’s why this empty bar
does call for something more intimate
your half-open shirt—
Your creamy chest—
O the rushing sound
deep inside my veins!
It’s been too good a night to let you flee,
just stay a while longer—
If you desire admiration,
from all men before and after me,
I have nothing better now
than my loneliness
in a promiscuous life,
I’ve given it to you.
After A Poetry Submission
Uncertainty drills hard
and leaves a hole on the page, where
Verses have fallen, words broken,
a pile of cut images.
Aiden Heung is a native Chinese poet currently working and living in Shanghai. His poems have been published in many online and offline magazines in Asia, such as Alluvium, Eunoia Review and A Shanghai Poetry Zine among others. He writes both in English and Chinese.
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