A poem a day


Cigarette Span

You roll and burn a cigarette

from beginning to end.

I watch your planet orange glow and burn.

You’re safe in your train of thoughts.

Suits me fine. I don’t want more.

I’m your one-minute neighbour, friend

sharing shelter as this rain holds on.

Published by jenniferwong

I am the author of three poetry collections including Letters Home (Nine Arches Press 2020), Goldfish (Chameleon Press 2013) and Summer Cicadas (Chameleon Press 2006), as well as a poetry pamphlet Diary of a Miu Miu Salesgirl (Bitter Melon Poetry 2019). I work as a copywriter and translator (Chinese-English).

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