by Tammy Ho Lai-Ming
It is when you say: Turn off the TV.
It is when you say: You are stealing my wine.
Who comes here in haste only to leave
four hours later, in the dark?
The moon outside is no longer young.
When she looks in she does not believe
tomorrow is a continuation of today.
About the Author:
Tammy Ho Lai-Ming is the founding co-editor of Cha, a vice president of PEN Hong Kong and an assistant professor at Hong Kong Baptist University with books forthcoming from Delere Press, Math Paper Press, Palgrave and Springer. She is also an editor of the academic journals Victorian Network and Hong Kong Studies and has edited or co-edited eight volumes of poetry, fiction and essays, including Desde Hong Kong (2014), We, Now, Here, There, Together (2017), and Twin Cities (2017). Tammy’s translations have been published in World Literature Today, Chinese Literature Today, Drunken Boat and Pathlight and from the Chinese University Press. She is the winner of the 2015 Young Artist Award in Literary Arts, presented by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council, and her first poetry collection is Hula Hooping (2015).