Frozen World

I go through most
Days bear-footed.
In the cold I find
Myself alone.
At times I pretend
And like to
Sleepwalk and confess.
Moon tides never pull
From the same place.

Enjoy the carefree
Wandering of goldfish.
In this lifetime
Their memory is
All I covet.
The seasons change
Earlier year by year.
They, too, are worn off
Of the dragging time.

A shrinking isthmus
Links this life to
Death. And how
Quickly it disappears
From my sight.
Swim a short
Distance beneath the
Bellies of sharks
You meet, Amber.
You would never be able
To harm your belly
With your own teeth.


“Winter aka Gilded Wood” © Dr. Regina Valluzzi


Deng Xiang graduates from Singapore Polytechnic with a Diploma in Creative Writing for TV and New Media. He was involved in media-related assignments such as television and online journalism, creative story writing, and filmmaking. He likes writing poetry, short stories and news commentaries.

Art can illuminate even the most elusive and difficult to comprehend ideas. Visual rules and tightly codified visual metaphors help scientists communicate complex ideas mostly amongst themselves, but they can also become barriers to new ideas and insights. Dr. Regina Valluzzi’s images are abstracted and diverged from the typical rules and symbols of scientific illustration and visualization; they provide an accessible window into the world of science for both scientists and non-scientists.