Hong Kong Lucida

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Waiting

B001849-R1-12-13a WAITING

Waiting

Waiting, for our train to stop or to start
a line, we want our clockwork poetry.

We want spreadsheets to write a smile
on a Chinese businessman’s face.

Surely there is a law against waiting too long:
we bow to the lesser gods.

On the station concourse, we exchange life
too quickly for a message on our phones.

Like me, you are a man limping
without a watch and a tie.

We need assurances of fortune cookies
out of the smelting factory of our days.

Sometimes I am tired like a tourist
eating popcorn in an amusement park.

We are snails out of a shell of countries –
can there be a Spirit like water from a stone?

My wallet is a short talisman against the hour –
is there a book waiting to be read?

Poem and photograph previously featured in Friends Newsletter. Hong Kong: Friends of the Art Museum, CUHK. Jan 2013 Issue.

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3 comments on “Waiting

  1. janicewasabi
    April 23, 2013

    …and here i await your next blogpost :}

  2. JP Stones
    May 6, 2013

    off to HK soon so just checking out the scenes. enjoyed your photos

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