Parallel genes

culture difference shows up
when it comes to comics
your western super heros
my eastern mystic figures
like two far apart genes
without any cross-over

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A tiny poem

is full stop an ending
ending in a dot
a dot of minuscule
minuscule holds the power of an ending
an ending of a life
a life springs from the ending

Walmart

Walmart is set up for
minimal to zero
human contact
roam through
grocery
clothing
household
pharmacy
without any communication
with another soul
it suits
a list shopper
like me perfectly

Walmart, the one stop shop
everything is under
the same chilled
steel roof
sturdy steel carts
wheel along
the concrete floor
every package is
well thought through
how can anyone not try
the new line
new flavor
new launch
they are screaming
in silence
in bold capital prints
the shrinking pay check
also suffers in silence

Walmart is a considerate
shopping destination
for a shopper like me
wearing worn out t-shirt
faded jeans
cheap flip-flops
with fungal infected toenails

 

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A regretful encounter

He sees her
a peony thriving
in prime
Her perfection inescapable to
the every cell
in his being
Her lack of fragrance
infuses his senses
with pure nature
Her contentment
in full bloom
with early signs
of fading
His impulse
drives him to preserve
her beauty

She holds him
in adoration
sends him whisper of longing
restrains to speak of tomorrow
She knows too well
her tomorrow is retreating
from this world
while
his is to take hold of
each sunshine on offer
on this earth

She takes a selfie
sends it to him
to retain the memory
of this perfect moment
in such a regretful time

#songshare – 32

The Blower’s Daughter – Damien Rice

 

 

And so it is just like you said it would be
Life goes easy on me
Most of the time
And so it is the shorter story
No love, no glory
No hero in her sky
I can’t take my eyes off you
I can’t take my eyes off you
I can’t take my eyes off you
I can’t take my eyes off you
I can’t take my eyes off you
I can’t take my eyes
And so it is just like you said it should be
We’ll both forget the breeze
Most of the time
And so it is the colder water
The Blower’s daughter
The pupil in denial
I can’t take my eyes off you
I can’t take my eyes off you
I can’t take my eyes off you
I can’t take my eyes off you
I can’t take my eyes off you
I can’t take my eyes
Did I say that I loathe you?
Did I say that I want to leave it all behind?
I can’t take my mind off you
I can’t take my mind off you
I can’t take my mind off you
I can’t take my mind off you
I can’t take my mind off you
I can’t take my mind
My mind, my mind
‘Til I find somebody new

Family apart

The air becomes depressing
at the last twenty minutes
the kids packing their bags
putting their shoes on reluctantly
then the breaking point comes
when they whisper
‘Can’t we stay for another day?’
knowing another day is
in two weeks time

There is no word to do justice
to the thick sadness
and beat-up helplessness
when doing the family embrace
the circle of love with
uniting hope for
this weekend will be
the everyday norm
when we all dash to
the finishing line
of an eight year
marathon