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Ponte 16

from live_fast-die_young - Thursday, March 22, 2007
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View of an inner harbour of an island of self-exile.:

The arch
over the gate marked 16
is nightly shelter
for twelve working girls
each of them sleeping now,
replaced by bicycles,
daylight, and drying fish.

ordinary is this street:
the scattered rain of red paper
collecting in the gutters,
the barbers gambling smoke
under ancient umbrellas
along the receding water's edge;
the rice bowls and razors
of the 16th arch on the harbour.

there rises over the smoke of exile
a crash of voices in tones
suddenly too familiar for comfort.
This will surely send us scurrying
for dark tugboats waiting
beneath watermarked barges,
for the endless farewell of the ocean.

the last hanging fish
fades from view
and is replaced
with an alternate order
to the daily chaos,
which could be pianos,
tapestries, or pasta.

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from rainy
Monday, April 02, 2007 - 03:54

Exquisite. Which country is it? Vietnam perhaps?
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From live_fast-die_young
Wednesday, April 04, 2007, 01:46

Thanks, rainy!(reply to this comment
From placebo
Monday, April 02, 2007, 07:07

sounds more like HK but considering Miss live fast is persona non grata there, I'm guessing Macau.(reply to this comment
From live_fast-die_young
Tuesday, April 03, 2007, 23:48

Ah well, grata or non grata, sneaking in has lost the thrill it used to have. Some people collect stamps...I collect passports.
Yes, it's Macau. In my neighborhood, which is the last remaining bastion of silence and relative dark in this casino city. (reply to this comment
from live_fast-die_young
Sunday, April 01, 2007 - 03:18

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from placebo
Thursday, March 29, 2007 - 04:29

well that's alright innit..
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