SHOOT: Shadows of Youth Past with Dennis LHY (Pt2/3)

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

My family moved out of the childhood home I've sleepwalked in, since moving to Malaysia at 5, recently. By family I mean my mother, seeing as everyone else with my same DNA and dry humor are scattered across the sea. I didn't think much of the old place. I just lived there, after all; as children do. And frankly, I could not get away from it fast enough.

But now, I'm suddenly struck by how I can't go back, 
even if I wanted to.

Shot by Dennis LHY Photography

Why we need keepsakes aside from memory are beyond me.

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SHOOT: Shadows of Youth Past with Dennis LHY (Pt1/3)

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Being back where I started, startles.

Everything feels faded, as if
Sleeping in the shadow of its former self.

Where I couldn't be, I could only leave,

And suddenly, the sinks too low, the stairs too narrow;
when did this room get so small?

Idle days smudge together to the drip of dial up

 Each childhood memory an etch-a-sketch, 
unrecognisable to the next.

Time, he blankets what I can't recall.

Still, there's something to say of this hollowed out shell
where I don't live any more.

Location: My childhood home

Shadows of Youth Past (Pt2/3) - Coming Soon

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