Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Strangers



Hello, Stranger
what brings you here?


the baggage
the duffle luggage
and your dusty feet

the crease
the unease
and the frown in your face

Hello, Stranger
you must have come a long way


you hummed
a melancholic song
with words strong

you talked in haste
you said you don't waste
words you draw with grace

Hello, Stranger
You make me interested


you offered your hand
in the street we danced
while the music played inside our head

i saw you smile
i stared at your eyes
while clouds of dust enveloped us

Hello,
Stranger you are no longer


but the swirling led me to fear
and the staring
to tears

and the music died
still, we danced in strides
till i saw your luggage piled

Hello, Stranger
You must be going somewhere


so i complained about my foot
so this dance
won't take root

i stared into the sky
not your eyes
so i won't cry

Hello...
Stranger dragged his foot and his luggage
put back his frown and hum melancholics
then, walked East

Stranger,
at least
remember
my name

He walked farther, i stood still
to each other we remained
nameless
Strangers



*sometime in 2010