a corner of the real remaining

java apples ©papa osmubal

java apples ©papa osmubal


a corner of the real remaining

mary wong hou lam

I was sitting
under a plumeria tree
bathed with
a tender yellow
from a solitary lamp post

drunk with sketching
a silent history
anchored in
buildings of yellow and white
wooden shutters
and ceramic tiles

music from a phonograph
fills the air
with the death of
a lover long gone

tranquil blue
of twilight
broken
then a java apple matures

I want to create a door
and lock it
keep it all selfishly
just for myself

to dream my corner
of the real remaining
in a city so unreal

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: