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Issue # 8 September 2012
"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Born in Kuala Lumpur, Ivan now lives and works in Melbourne, Australia, where his poetry and stories have been broadcasted nationally on an award-winning program. Recently, his short stories have been published by Suspect Thoughts Press and Hadley Rille Books.

Ivan Sun


Behind This Consciousness

Behind this consciousness
That curtains, there's a stage called Self.
Its acting does not cease.

Because It can't rehearse
Every expression counts.
Its execution none can fault –
No audience accounts.

The theatre may not guess
The plays: then, now or next.
I? I creep up close, overhear,
And just sketch the script.
And present it here.