‘Parched Land’ by Khor Hui Min1 min read

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Illustration by Adam Jiang


Our arid fissured earth
implores the blue heavens
for drops of rebirth


Abundant river
From clear to brown; at last dust
The parched land despairs


Erratic weather
Flood today; drought tomorrow
Future uncertain

Khor Hui Min thinks of life as a continuous learning process and believes in a healthy balance in work and life. She moonlights as a facepainter for the Malaysian Nature Society, and enjoys creating and carving pottery. She is also active in publishing poems and short stories. She has a Bachelor of Computer Science and Master of Science (Environmental Science), and has been a book editor in educational publishing since 2004. You can read more of her writing at https://projectprose.wordpress.com/

Illustration by Adam Jiang

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