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老鬼 (Old Ghost)

by Chris Fong Chew

This piece experiments with memory and the concept of epigenetic memory, where memory is passed though generation.

Can I know you?

Can I see you?

The ghost that haunts my dreams,

The specter in my memories


I wonder if you were real

A remnant of a memory not my own

Questions burn in my soul


Can I know you?

Can I see you?

What was life like when you were alive?


The ghost that haunts my dreams

The specter in my memories

Looking at the mirror of life

A remnant of a memory not my own


Can I know you?

Can I see you?

Behind which door do you hide?

In which closet do you reside?


You lost soul

Of ancestors past

You are a part of me now

I carry you in my heart

I carry you in my mind

Your pain and wisdom

A compass

In this foreign land.


Editors: Cydney V., Joyce S., Charlotte C.

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