Jennifer Wong

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Jennifer Wong
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Jennifer Wong is born and grew up in Hong Kong. She is the author of two poetry collections, including Summer Cicadas (2006) and Goldfish (2013) , both of which are published by Chameleon Press.

Her poems have appeared in journals including Cha, Eyewear, Morning Star, Frogmore Papers, Warwick Review, Orbis, TATE ETC, UCity Review, QLRS (Quarterly Literary Review of Singapore) , Fusion by Prairie Schooner (August 2013 edition) , Iota, New Writer and poetry anthologies. Her works have been included in Oxfam anthology of Young British Poets edited by Todd Swift and Kim Lockwood (Cinnamon Press 2012) , The World Record edited by Neil Astley and (Bloodaxe Books 2012) .

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The more you think of it the less
there is to miss -
and with a steady hand you empty
the jug in your head - multi-storeys
bullet lifts flyovers red taxis impatient
narrow-lane traffic and women
in wet markets haggling.
Bars full of drunken expats and Asian girls.
Tropical rain on zinc roofs.
Kids growing up with no garden
to play in, no garden,
folding paper frogs and paper planes
or chasing after home sparrows with BB guns.

As if you could.
In the small hours you hear the departure of a train
as your city returns, affectionate and ...

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