wispy layers shivering

April 2017, Tiong Bahru, Singapore. Remains of a joss paper offering.

beyond delicate
wispy layers shivering
under bated breath


March 2016, Tiong Bahru Qi Tian Gong Temple, Tiong Bahru, Singapore.

slowly burning time
fragrant measure drifting by
restarts when renewed


April 2017, Tiong Bahru, Singapore.

spark is gone
warmth within still felt without
memory persists

Earlier in the morning, my sight set on another potential photograph, I walked past this mound of burnt joss paper, only to be stopped by a mass of warm, slightly-smokey air.