XUANTING LIU

 

Abyss is where the lights don’t shine

Where? Here. Not enough food and wine

When the struggles POP left and right

Even more futile as day becomes harsher Night

 

The holidays. The spirit. It’s this giving season

Just give a little to feel good inside. ‘Motivation

to give happiness for a day.’ Just a day…

whereas the blessings aren’t plenty today

 

So, you have the rest of year. Rest of the days to cry

to spend dreaming of a place where there were no lies

and to be honest, there are people out there

who have nothing. And somewhere

someone’s guilty and trying to do something

but only a day… How vain, how cold, how startling.