Hi, you.

Mouth slightly open
to the sight of dandelion:
why’d you shove it in?

Bitter lion teeth,
breathtakingly ticklish,
seed in a wrong bed.



Cheng Tim Tim is a teacher and a poet born in Hong Kong to a Hokkien family. Her poems have been published or are forthcoming in Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, The Offing, SAND Journal, Cordite Poetry Review, among others. She is one of the co-founding editors of EDGE: HKBU Creative Journal. She believes in music that heals and provokes.