Yeh Yeh and Mai Mai by Christine Lee

john luc for yeh yeh and mai mai
Illustration by John Luc

Not long after I was born,
my grandparents took care of me.
Mummy and Daddy off to work during the day.
My grandparents brought me to The White Swan in the morning
and fed me fresh dim-sum.
Yeh Yeh threw me a red and white ball;
I chased it across the floor.
Ten, Mai Mai would call my name, “Wai Yin! Time to go home!”
I love them very much but
Yeh Yeh no longer lives in this world.