jade cicada


jade cicada


gold sleep & stop the seas

cover plugged lungs

jade on the tongue


a bracelet a vagrant a thread a bone

cold breath & luminous stone under bronze

a caught & merry lonely day


seal the seas by nose & spray

sea’s air the call of breath it steers

a wind & a way to sail                  go sweetly


go crying with the grey sea sewn

all ghosts await a spume flung sky

a fiery sunset for the sailor

on the tongue a jade cicada



Terri Ann Quan Sing

Author: Terri Ann Quan Sing

Terri Ann Quan Sing is a writer and reader. You can find her words online at Stilts, The Lifted Brow, Meanjin, Mascara, and SCUM. She tweets @terriannqs.

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