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midnight lingers in empty streets©papa osmubal

midnight lingers in empty streets©papa osmubal

 

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song zijiang (chris song zijiang)

                                 dark night has given me dark eyes
                                 but I use them to look for light
                                 — Gu Cheng

tiredness has already faded in the office
drizzle is like long prose
melding strong wind

midnight lingers in empty Taipa streets
not willing to leave
even when the overpass has fallen asleep

dim streetlamps cannot reach leaves’ veins
or the dimmest corner of the heart

on that strange and empty green
stands a tree, embarrassed,
perhaps we’re the only ones awake

here is the crossroads again
which way should I take?

I just want to move forward
is there a wild dog ahead?
or an untold fairy tale?

head up, can’t see starlight
but the dawn’s light
I walk towards it

(is there a new born tortoise groaning in the grass?)

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