Wednesday, July 28, 2010

seeking silence

you take away
too much

before and after
leaving regret,
uncertainty and unrest

here's the door
go, find
someone else's speech

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


half-open window
morning calls
for a smoke

he sits close
to the mattress
slightly cold floor

quietly watch
these four-walled days 

he lights another
in no hurry.

Monday, July 19, 2010

morning, broken
breaking apologies 
in exhaustion 

too tired
yet burning
to seek comfort

bone-crunching pain,
what are you worth?

Friday, July 09, 2010


they came
once every week
the same table
the same orders

neither of them
were strikingly attractive
he noticed
yet they were pretty

their voices grew familiar
as they'd laugh
and sometimes
talk in low voices

he'd get to work
cheerily, every thursday
making small talk
with customers

hoping that
nobody would take their table
and the clock would
bring them in, he'd beam

but one evening,
an hour, two
and a couple
made themselves comfortable

he stood at a distance
in cold politeness
taking their orders