Monday, October 20, 2008

Commute

The sentences dance before me;
the letters, smiling in the evening sun, say
“enjoy the pothole massage and
cottony horn bleats, we’ll see you later.”
I close the book.



The hooligans: they signal that home is sanity;
get to the sanctuary at all costs, regain lucidity.
For, why’d they hurry towards a knell…
unless, they’ve found joy in the inevitable?



Round a bend, I spot a dreadlocked man,
sitting on the ledge of a culvert.
He stares ahead- his, a profile
of serenity and oblivion.



“How lucky he is,” I think.
Then:
“that gully must be full of mosquitoes.”



His smile is the only beautiful thing I encounter
on my way home.

1 comment:

Paul Bernard said...

Great poem. And getting better too. You are a talent.