“Ten years or more of timelines”

Ten years or more of timelines
Where my life breathes
in between
measured by deadlines
labelled workaholic, my compass
points to a north that swings wildly
in the cold blue
laptop reflection of my eyes
When I lie down, the idea of salaries
are defibrillators to
this body in rest
In this rigid ruler life
How does a piece of stationery in
industry define a feeling
like freedom? It’s been so dusty
even the idea seems like
a revolution
for this body’s doing
to be living
instead of simply ticking

— Liyana Dizzy, 28

for Marliy, 25 October 2015, Ipoh


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