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things i keep
sydney khoo (University of Technology, Sydney, Australia)



there’s a crack in the ceiling
that drips rainwater when it storms
i keep a bucket underneath
collecting sorrow
like stamps



there are some cracks
in the ceiling
that can’t be fixed
when the rains knock
let the water in
drip life into your thirsty skin
like all things that breathe
you are
still growing




sydney khoo is a non-binary and queer writer, born in New South Wales, Australia to Malaysian-Chinese parents. Though typically located crying in Starbucks or tweeting in McDonalds, they can occasionally be found posting creative essays and short stories online. Follow them on twitter @sydneykerosene.

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