Posts Tagged ‘city’

Drinking through my last days in Taipei
Dazzled by arcades with Japanese names
Paying for toys I barely have room to ship home
Scared I will forget Taipei
If I don’t own the right trinket
I want this city to sink permanently into my skin
Even as I dream of leaving it…

Taipei is lights too bright
Traffic too loud
A sun too hot
As air conditioners drip like tears
Forming puddles on beetlenut stained sidewalks
Endless toy-stores
Full of highly detailed Japanese sculpt
Of every cute character to extremes
And extremes made cute
It is a plastic island.

I bleed red money here
My hands stained with blood spending
Whipping out my phone
To track the damage like a detective
On the case of my own debt
Taipei is falling asleep to the whispered secrets
Of a tired fan
Staring at the moon over Taipei 101
From the Sun-Yet San Memorial pond
And singing to calypso music
This city is drunk on plastic.

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Winnipeg, 32 Stories Up

Posted: May 13, 2013 in urban
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From the sky-rise rooftop

The city looks like

Stone microchips

Laced with rivers of moving lights

So much human engineering

The metropolis

Monolithic machine

Centuries born.

 

Tuesday Morning

Posted: February 15, 2013 in modern life, muse, urban
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And the city starts again

rebuilding and destroying itself on the streets

choking the sky.

People climb onto buses

roads veins.

The city speaks its names

through a speaker

in a female voice

not unlike the star-ship enterprise.

Clever girl

always working

always moving.