You cannot be angry at being robbed of something you never knew existed.
Like time, space, and the right to exist.
Privacy. Joy. Consciousness.
The freedom to express that consciousness.
Logic. Dignity. Minimum Wage.
The bounty of the earth.
And to be able to stand on any patch of soil on this planet
without being called an illegal alien
when you actually are home.
So why are we angry?
© Alicia Khoo
In the aftermath of the Worker’s Party winning the by-election,
Singapore, January 2013.