Zirong

Singapore

- INTJ
- CA Alumni
- typical Libra
- Ravendor
- author of 1 book
- tennis & track team
- animes!!!
- singing & song writing & flute
- a perfectionist and a dreamer :)

- CHECK OUT my gorgeous twin sister Starlitskies!!!

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CHECK OUT ALSO my bestie&travel buddy&amazing poet Parisienne!!! And feel free to join our John Green Appreciation Society if you are also a fan of his amazing books!(and perhaps his Crash Course Series XD)

Dreamers can never be tamed :)

Currently reading: *Ariel* by Sylvia Plath - "Love set you going like a fat gold watch"

If you need a peer review just drop a comment under any of my pieces :)

Happy reading&writing~

Catalog

January 6, 2021

FREE WRITING

3

a familiar experience
as if your name was called by past memories
you didn’t have the time, or patience
to search for the specific fragments
a habitual glance at your watch
and a quiet self-deprecating laugh
at the resemblance of NAMES

THAT book was eventually picked up
you scanned through the cover, and flipped to 
the CATALOG
a deliberate title 
could not catch your interest
you silently sighed:
again, a poor judgement

it turned out
you were no longer the wide-eyed kid
with unconstraint imagination 
no longer dwelling on 
the arrangements of letters
or the underlying patterns
the edges of idealism had been smoothed by 
time
while our telepathy
decayed into a hollow echo

the phone alarm rang
you put down the book and hurried out 
of the bookstore
the lines that your eyes roved over
instantly slipped into the wind
the air secretly carried away 
the lingering smell of ink at your fingertip

the catalog didn’t manage to tell you 
the name of the author
under the title that held your steps
those letters forced out a smile
then paled into dust
just like that promise of “writing a book for you”
which had been dancing on the keyboard
for a whole lily-white year
this is the translation of one of the poems in my book :)

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2 Comments
  • Starlitskies

    Zirong, this is so beautiful! I love this so much! I can't even quote anything down here cos everything is so amazing! After "Full Moon" this is definitely my next favourite! ^u^


    7 months ago
  • Rohan’s Defender (Semi-Active)

    Re: aww, thank you so much! I am so happy you liked it!! :) have an amazing day!


    9 months ago