by chandelier   Jan 19, 2021

The sky is grey today
Like the concrete layer of the buildings
Like the car that just passed by
The curtains are brown
The roofs rusted, and
So are the railings,
Quite surprisingly,
In this modern town.

Oh I just came by
To drop off some stuff,
Some clothes
Some books
A flask that leaks,
At my sister's dorm.

They all pass by
As I stare down the window
I guess they've all got
Somewhere to go
On their scooters
In their cars
On their skateboards
Or on foot.

The sun will be down
The birds are loud
And the people just keep passing by
In perfect camouflage
With hearts so mouldy, that
The pond seems clearer
With heads so cloudy, that
The sky seems brighter
And the people just keep walking by
In a glory so dull
Like prisoners of the mundane
With souls fixed
Like tapes on windowpanes.

Oh what a day in the world
To have lived by
What a great moment
To have grazed by

Where do I go?


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  • 3 years ago

    by Poet on the Piano

    This read like a juxtaposition, when nature is clear and bright and our minds are cloudy, we're wondering where to go. Or we're just following everyone else.

    "In a glory so dull
    Like prisoners of the mundane
    With souls fixed like
    Tapes on windowpanes."

    - My favorite lines. It made me think of how we accept the mundane because it's what we know, or are used to. How our comfort can be rooted in familiarity and what's to be expected. If we can't be spontaneous because that would be risk and not being anonymous. Not blending in.

    Love the moment in time you've captured. Observing everyone then wondering where it is you'll go next. It's also interesting how grey can be such a prevalent thing, even when there is life in the town, like how you said it's modern. Grey is more than a color, and it permeates more than buildings.

    Great to see a new piece from you! Hope you share more soon :)

  • 3 years ago

    by prasanna

    Welcome back! A truly thought provoking write. Nominated!

    • 3 years ago

      by chandelier

      Thank you so much. I really appreciate it.

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