Day 19 prompt:
– Write a poem about an SG neighbourhood as if it were a person.
#bonus – In blank verse.
#cleareyedbonus – Without nostalgia.
– cat in chinatown –
no need for pity. a stray may yet find
a home in these streets. friendship in gnarled hands
halving day-old loaves. warmth against shuffles
of arthritic limbs. mumbled greetings weave
spider-silk cloths of neighbourly ties. each
alley hides a loft of pigeons waiting
to take flight. on clotheslines, arms of old shirts
wave unflagging ‘hi-s’. the torn tarpaulin
opens the window to a private sky.