Correspondents

by Andrew Withers

Women in floral
cocktail dresses take
in the Tonle Sap
becoming the Mekong
from their wide gallery
as he orders
the drinks.
Yellow emanates from
behind the Royal Palace
and douses the room.
Your skin is golden
as you sip from
the glass, and work
your way through
each apostrophe and
every single photograph.

Andrew Withers is a British former teacher who has spent time living and working in the U.K. and Malaysian Borneo. He currently resides in Buckinghamshire, England and enjoys walking, gardening and making rice wine. He believes in simple, sparse language, free verse poetry and in not using overly figurative language.

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