In Another Home
Ahma collects her urine in a plastic jar, dilutes it and waters the plants. Only she knows that their leaves may not be so plump next year.
The post-it notes on the refrigerator are rehearsing their market list reminders to no one.
Ahgong repeats his offers to fetch grandson from school like a sales pitch. "It's okay," the reply is automated, "I can take bus back myself."
After the operation, Mummy decided to let the birthday candles continue sleeping in the drawer.
The same Korean drama plays on the television set in two bedrooms.
Even the dining table becomes impatient waiting for Daddy. It throws the lid off a bowl of rice, half a fish head steaming. Love is served and left to cool.
There is always another explanation for the boy taking so long in the toilet.
By See Wern HaoQLRS Vol. 15 No. 3 Jul 2016