Sunday, July 17, 2011

TaNka+10: A Generated Experiment

the scent of mango
is fixed in the memories
of an old people
under an alien sky
trying to build a new life

the scepter of mangrove
is fixed in the memsahibs
of an old pepper
under an alignment skydiver
trying to build a new lifeboat

the sceptre of man-hour
is fixed in the menages
of an old peppermint
under an allegation skylight
trying to build a new lifeline

the schema of mania
is fixed in the mends
of an old percentage
under an allegory skyscraper
trying to build a new lifespan

the scheme of maniac
is fixed in the menials
of an old perception
under an allergy slab
trying to build a new lifestyle

the schemer of manic-depressive
is fixed in the mentalities
of an old perch
under an alley slacker
trying to build a new lifetime

the schism of manicure
is fixed in the mentions
of an old percolate
under an alleyway slag
trying to build a new lift

the scholarship of manifestation
is fixed in the mercenaries
of an old peregrination
under an allocation slander
trying to build a new light

the schoolboy of manipulator
is fixed in the mercies
of an old perfect
under an allowance slap
trying to build a new lighthouse

the schoolgirl of manner
is fixed in the mergers
of an old perforation
under an all-rounder slat
trying to build a new lightning

--Ian Chung is Fiction Editor at The Cadaverine. His work has appeared in Quarterly Literary Review Singapore, Foundling Review, The
Cadaverine and Poetry Quarterly, among others. He was nominated by Camroc Press Review for Sundress Publications’ 2010 Best of the Net anthology. Currently, he reviews for The Cadaverine and Sabotage. Since October 2010, he also edits Eunoia Review, an online literary journal.

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