Today everything is on fire & it’s dangerous

the wind claws
crimson back & forth

running across grass

trees catch
leaves ember & cinders


I pray
please rain
save some green

there’s a grasshopper
poised for flight
at the bottom of the page



A chinese-malaysian living in London, L Kiew earns her living as an accountant. Her debut pamphlet The Unquiet came out with Offord Road Books in February 2019. She is currently a participant in the London Library Emerging Writers Programme. Website: