“For you, I’d take up farming.”

For you, I’d take up farming.
Agriculture runs through the veins of
our ancestors, just as your name charges
through the doors of my heart.
I’ll think of them as I pat seeds into the soil
I have three packets of faith
and a handful of hope seeds.
The strength from planting them
Will just add on to my new diet.
In a year or two, I hope to look out
my window, sip a drink at the balcony,
to the view of rainbow-coloured crops
and maybe out of them all, love will mushroom up
into the air, after so long in hiding.

— Liyana Dizzy, 26

Written on 22 June at Cooler Lumpur Festival 2013, Kuala Lumpur

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