Saturday, March 18, 2006

asuddengustofwind



asuddengustofcoldwindcameupandcaughtmebeforeImanaged
topullmyloosejacketclosertomybody/ibitmylipssohardithought
itastedblood/feltgoosebumpsraisedandrubbedagainstthethinm
aterialofmylongsleeveshirtasthinastheexcitementofthistriphas
worn/mummessagedtoremindmethatihavenotphonedhomefort
hreedays/strangelyiseemtohavegottenusedtothedailyroutineo
fwakinguptoahotelroomthatfeltasfamiliarasthefacesofstranger
swhowouldgreetmegoodmorningintheelevatorslateronandthen
thecabridestotheofficewhereiwouldwatchstreetscenesflippast
inafrenziedblurwithanoccasionalbuildingortwowherepleasantm
emoriesofthenotsodistantpastwerestaged/andthenformealsve
nturedaroundtownarmedwithacompanyexpensecardofaseemin
glybottomlesscreditlimitandthentheaccompanyingstarkrealizat
ionofhowcruellyblandthetastereallyiswhentheheartisnotsettos
avouritsvariousculinarywonders/andthenasenselessmonologue
ofquietexistencebackinthehotelroomdottedwithcountlessdesp
erateattemptstoconnectwithanythinghomethesuddengustofc
oldwindleftmeasswiftlyasithadappearedidonotknowwhenitwillc
omemywayagainbutihopeillbereadywhenitdoes

3 comments:

bicentaur said...

perhapsoneshouldtreatthegustofwindasabriskreminder/toappreciateandenjoythisforeignplaceaanditsforeigninhabitantsbeforethetimetoheadhomedrawsnear/ifyourheartisblandbecauseoflonelinesswhynotreachouttoastangerandtakeachanceonfate/bottomlessexpensecardwouldcomeinrealhandy/enjoy;)

bravingkl said...

strangersonaforeignland&bottomlessexpensecarddonotgoverywelltogetheractually/butthanksforyourinput:D

bicentaur said...

noworriesmate/onthecontrarybottomlessexpensecardplusstrangersometimesmakeveryinterestingdiningcompanions/althoughicantbackthisfrompersonalexperience/hmmperhapsiamasimplefoolwhostillbelievesinthepowerof'yuenfen'