1/1440 rpm

by Ruida Ding


Lay me down

Sumptuous covers, queen size bed

Scrumptious lover, cheeks brick-red

Pull me closer

You’ve won it


Online blog Epistemology

Cocktail bar Ethnography

Received your Master of Art and Science in Anthropology

A thousand names in your biography

Overqualified to explore my Biology


Desires orchestrated

Intimacy engineered

Don Giovanni

you rehearse daily


The well of thirst

overflows with angst

A recipe of insatiable void

paid in full with the soul

A modern Sisyphus

ticking off his to-do list


Here I am,

complicit in my capitulation

Roguelike with no destination

An abyss

of desire so deep

of despair so dark

You can’t resist but

Pick me up

The Poor Print

Established in 2013, The Poor Print is the student-run newspaper of Oriel College, Oxford, written by members of the JCR, MCR, SCR and staff. New issues are published fortnightly during term. Our current Executive Editors are Siddiq Islam and Jerric Chong.

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