Sunday, June 23, 2024

Trigger Point

 —Collaborative Poetry (Tan-Renga)
by Uchechukwu Onyedikam of Lagos, Nigeria,
and Christina Chin of Malaysia
(Italicized lines are by italicized authors)
—Photos Courtesy of Public Domain

the shower
screen door shrouds
with mist
before his reasoning
—Christina Chin/Uchechukwu Onyedikam 


clutching her chest
gasping for breath
to the dresser

—Christina Chin/Uchechukwu Onyedikam 


room door
she calls for help
asthma attack
tobacco smoking
a trigger point 

—Christina Chin/Uchechukwu Onyedikam 

at the ER
fighting for life
on a drip
reverse blood flow

—Christina Chin/Uchechukwu Onyedikam 


called to the bedside
she breathes her last
seated with
the last words

—Christina Chin/Uchechukwu Onyedikam


Today’s LittleNip:

People say smoking will give you diseases. What they don’t know is that it cures salmon.



—Medusa, thanking Christina and Uchechukwu for joining us with another fine collaboration today! For more about tan-renga, see


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