Monthly Archives: August 2010

Kyekudo

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I wrote this a while ago and was meaning to finish it but life happened. Today I saw the draft again, sadly the  moment has passed and I can’t recover my thoughts anymore. Instead of ‘trying’ to finish it, I thought I’ll leave it the way it is…

Kyekudo scattered like dust in the Ganges

no one has the time to hang around in a hospice.

The frozen earth hardly heaves a sigh

unlike the broken wombs of crying mothers.

The vacant sky offers no possibilities

and the night will stay for a long while…

but you must not forget how to sing

for songs were made for times like these.

Tibetan Nights

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The only thing that breathes is the sound of engine

Relentless in its climb against the steep rugged pass

Palms cold with sweat, eyes too awake for their sockets

Somewhere I heard a cry in the wild, was it my own voice?

Sounds drum in and out, sometimes it is my own, sometimes it is theirs’

Half of everything made sense; the rest was a strange spasm.

To think just yesterday I was filled with hope

Finally life held a distinct shape

But one should have known journeys like mine never end…

I am a spinning wheel blown in all directions

I am the eternal misfit’s voice.

They have stopped moving now

In front of us is the town, barely visible without the streetlights

Inside the dark grey building, a lone thought zipped by

Where is everyone?  Where the fuck is everyone?!

I am lying on the bed… I have to sleep, I need to sleep now.

But I am so afraid for tomorrow will be hell.

The walls inch closer against the heart, how fragile is freedom!

Men of the Tibetan nights I see them coming now

In loose dark suits and their monstrous cars

Scream!

I force my eyes open until the silhouettes fade

Beaten by the light of the ugly moon.

Yes you are here! Here in a little apartment across a golf course

Choked by featherlight pillows…this  is absurd!

I wait for sunlight unable to sleep

Am I meant to tell stories of injustice?

Perhaps I am crippled by the baggage of the past…

Some say for your sake move on

Others insist people have a right to know the story.