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- William Shakespeare


David Chek Ling Ngo resides in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where he serves as the chief editor at Poco Studio, an educational music publisher. His short stories, memoirs, and poems have been featured in publications such as A Story In 100 Words, Friday Flash Fiction, Five Minutes, Shot Glass Journal, Cold Moon Journal, Failed Haiku, Drifting Sands Haibun, Tricycle, One Sentence Poems, Ribbons, Six Sentences, and Shadow Pond Journal.

David Chek Ling Ngo


Traces of Pain

One-sentence poem

Why didn't you simply discard the paper,
scribbled with jumbled words,
torn into fragments,
and left in your cup,
with one piece sticking out,
bearing an intriguing word
that compelled me to reconstruct it,
etching an unforgettable image in my mind,
while leaving behind an enduring pain?