Yau Wai-ching

Yau Wai-ching, former Legislative Council member, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, May 21, 2018. Written June 27, 2019

I don’t consider myself carefree
I have no way to distinguish between sorrow and joy
Gains and losses pile up, layer upon layer
So there’s no need to also feel broken-hearted
Who among us isn’t missing something
Why did I part with the one I loved
And spend years and months with those I don’t
I can’t make my own choices in this life