How do you live so freely?
So untangled from societal reigns?
my mother taught me the independence of a woman.
When a man leaves, he mustn’t take your spirit—
it must strengthen with the wind that carried him away,
Silent sleek ghost train
Slices through so much busyness;
Inside all is calm.
Tasty snacks sizzle,
Tipsy salarymen smile,
While Chet Baker sings.
Autumn colours blaze,
Streams burble, scent…
The chrome Indian head
of a black ’49 Pontiac Chieftain Coupe,
shimmers in the late afternoon sun.
My Dad had one fifty years ago;
it had leaky brakes
and sometimes he had
to angle it against the curb
to stop it.…