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Hungry Ghosts 

hungry ghosts gather 
roam the streets 
fiery burning bins 
houses they once inhabited 
smoldering pungent joss sticks 
sacrificial paper cars 
torched replica currency 

devouring meandering souls 
trail the passageways 
a promised peaceful afterlife 

it’s not the departed who are adrift 
it’s the lost living souls 

patiently, I erect an altar 

Kelly Kaur grew up in Singapore and now lives in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Kelly has been published internationally in anthologies and journals: some include Understorey, Anak Sastra, WordCityLit, The Social Distancing Arts Festival, Pure Slush, Fragmented Voices, Short Edition library dispenser, Blindman Session Beer Cans, The Best Asian Stories 2020, The Best Asian Poetry 2021, and in the International Human Rights Arts Festival, New York. Her novel, Letters to Singapore, Stonehouse Publishing, will be out Spring 2022.

1 Comment

  1. Dany

    Strong and powerful


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