‘Behr 360A-3’ by T.S. Lee1 min read

23 November, 2020 1 comment

Illustration by Wendy Ma


Dream of redesigning
Interior space
I just need a
Little refresh
Something to lift my spirits. To
Cover up this
Matte, non-colour
It’s
Sucking the life out of me

Swirl paint stick
Melted butter
Rises to the rim

Last time, we chose
Colours together
You said White
Would brighten my spaces, let
More light in

I ache.
It took,
Years to
Find the perfect hue

Long strokes try
To reach into corners
Arms aloft

My signature palette
Banana.
Split.


T.S. Lee is a biologist, poet and fiction writer. Her creative writing work has appeared in Emerge 17, an SFU Writers’ Studio publication. She is grateful to live and work in the unceded traditional territory of the Squamish Nation. T.S. Lee is a second-generation Cantonese-Russian Canadian. 


Wendy Ma is an Illustrator and Designer based in Vancouver. Born in China, raised in Tokyo and Vancouver, she developed her interest in sharing her worldview and experiences as a person with cross-cultural background through art. Fluently speaking three languages, she is passionate about communicating emotion through her pieces. She currently works as an illustrator and Designer at IBM. 

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Paul Okano 6 December, 2020 - 1:11 pm

Identify is like our house being designed and redesigned over the years, as our tastes, and style changes. Touching poem.

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