Lifeless in the early morning light
Except for the smell of hair spray, perfume and cheap soap –
What is there to separate one from the other?
The gods of detail haven’t landed yet…
The sea of people; the absolute sea has receded
for the games are over and so is the weekend.
The nonchalant face
developed sometime during ages thirteen to twenty
is in business again after a brief detour.
Identical stares in blue, brown and black
skims around, plays poker then looks away
Too timid to defy convention.
So how long before the new mattress give way to shoes
and the uniforms fade color before our eyes?
A thing of beauty is not a joy forever
it is the first defiled by norm
rather things of beauty inspire melancholy –
we often become wistful in their recollection.