Monsoon in Kuala Lumpur

Megan Cartwright

Running through Bukit Bintang

as fat drops of rain ricochet off the concrete,

soaking my shoes.


Thunder reverberates,

bouncing back as a wall of sound that is felt, like a slap

or the thrill of being dumped by a wave.

I laugh, to join the noise and

I laugh,

because I am alive in the humid, steaming air.

Megan Cartwright (she/her) is an educator and writer who attempts to make sense of the nonsensical via poetry. Her writing has appeared in October Hill Magazine, Blue Bottle Journal and oddball magazine. Her latest work is due to appear in Quadrant Magazine later this year