Tammy Ho Lai-Ming
The poet says: "I am kind of getting tired of poets. They all seem so smug and certain of their random beliefs. Maybe I'm just tired of me."
— t (@myetcetera) December 5, 2012
The poet says: "I have a theory. Ugly people sometimes turn to writing, as an excuse for living a full, rancid life. Or maybe it's just me."
— t (@myetcetera) December 10, 2012
The poet says: "Did you know? Scientists can now distort light to hide an event for 40 picoseconds. That's how long we can kiss."
— t (@myetcetera) December 30, 2012
The poet says: "I meant there's always people you want, and ones you really want."
— t (@myetcetera) January 5, 2013
The poet says: "Spending time with people with whom I have little intellectual and emotional affiliation is torturous. I'd rather be alone."
— t (@myetcetera) January 17, 2013
The poet says, 'My knowledge of everything is akin to Sherlock Holmes's knowledge of anatomy: accurate, but unsystematic.'
— t (@myetcetera) February 3, 2013
The poet says, 'You shouldn’t fall "somewhere" – you should know where you are.'
— t (@myetcetera) February 15, 2013
The poet says, 'You are loving me too carefully to be considered really loving me.'
— t (@myetcetera) February 26, 2013
The poet says, 'Without you sitting by my side on your sofa, everything, everything falls an octave lower.'
— t (@myetcetera) March 6, 2013
The poet says, 'How do I explain you to people? A dictionary attempting to define you will self-combust.'
— t (@myetcetera) March 9, 2013
The poet says, 'I am not your luggage on the carousel – after "there goes my bag", there will be no "here it comes again".'
— t (@myetcetera) March 23, 2013
The poet says, 'The temperature that our interlocked bodies generates is enough to melt gallium on a cold night.'
— t (@myetcetera) March 24, 2013
Tammy Ho Lai-Ming is a Hong Kong-born writer. She is a founding co-editor of Cha: An Asian Literary Journal and the marketing director of Fleeting Books. More at www.sighming.com