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Amicus, a, um

Porte D'entrée

 

Charles D. Brown

Harris Coverley

 

Scott S. Cravens

 

Tony Daly

 

Julian Grant

 

John Grey

 

Reed Kuehn

 

Shaun Loh

 

Gina Margolies

G.A. Morris

 

Steve Slavin

This issue would not exist without the kindness & support of

Peter Marra & Mercedes Webb-Pullman

  ♠    ♣

 

Shaun Loh

X

 

X marks the spot where 

it all went downhill. 

Redacted in court, 

shunned into Changi. 

Guilt cat got your tongue. 

If you hadn’t flinched, 

you would’ve spent your 

twenties in the sun, 

with a cool constant 

shadow hulking by 

your back. Walk scot-free. 

So what made you tell? 

You could’ve had child, 

could’ve watched her sleep, 

then susurrate a 

bedtime story of 

how you killed when 

you were just a kid. 

You could’ve married, 

found someone to bear 

your baggage, discern 

that you made a teen 

mistake, pure and fond. 

But X: your pseudonym 

in papers, street cred gone.


 

By day, Shaun Loh is the Editor-in-Chief of his school newspaper, Raffles Press. By night, poetry is a valve for his macabre inclinations. His poetry has been published in Amber Poetry, An Atelier of Healing: Poetry about Trauma and Recovery, and now, Danse Macabre.

Bienvenue au Danse, Shaun.