pie in the sky

by ty

perhaps we will
no longer

shop kiasu
while keeping our
eyes on the queue,

sprite beneath pillows
high and fluffy,

loose change
in the hollows of our
captive shadows

when everything you ever
wanted is no longer

behind the counter with
wrinkly warmth and
familiar smiles

but behind
seams scenes screens

same old, same old.

*kiasu: afraid of losing out to someone else, and therefore often behaving selfishly and disregarding others.