Two Poems

by Aiden Heung (January 2019)

n.g., Zack Zdrale, 2016
It must have been too much alcohol,
even your look becomes suddenly
so tender
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
between us.
your face—
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,
or compliments
from all men before and after me,
I have nothing better now
than my loneliness
in a promiscuous life,
and tonight,
I’ve given it to you.
After A Poetry Submission
Uncertainty drills hard
and leaves a hole on the page, where
gravity pulls—
Verses have fallen, words broken,
a pile of cut images.
No sound.



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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