A Night- A Chance

Clock chimes five

she sways from the steam

bundled in white towels

she sashays as

Ella Fitzgerald croons

readying for the scene.


She snips the price tag

off her dress and

slips into her emerald sheath

tipping her heels she

slides her toes in

a matte maroon match.


Fingers curl round

an ebony stick

she swipes NARS Bette on

her puckered lips

now, the moment

all women dread

with great care and

agile fingers ready

slow and steady, she

draws a flick



Last check

‘Yes, good enough’

she snags her

copper coat and clutch

and struts into

the night – a chance

to fulfill her daydreams

when her date comes calling.



Anntidote, Puchong, Selangor.