By Keith Yap, Saga’20
To feel the pain of loneliness in a time of joy and reunion.
One round table
Two pairs of shoes
Three cups of pu-er at room temperature
tones on a spectrum, six
mooncakes arranged in an assortment, seven home-cooked dishes to make
the eighth month, in the month of mid-autumn, your tea left untouched.
*The word four has been omitted because it sounds like death in Chinese, which was seen to be taboo in traditional Chinese society.