Posted by: Ron DuBour | August 15, 2019

Daily missive for Wednesday the 14th of August.~by Peter Forster


 

 

Daily missive for Wednesday the 14th of August.

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What is this washing over me
But experience
Will the weight of life
Ever ease
Heavy is the traveller’s heart
The heft of it
Exceeding expectation
Idiosyncratic pleasure
A lifeblood
For so long
Diluted in pursuit of
Interest when
For you, no one smiles
Happiness is not
Waiting behind a counter
To be collected
There is cold comfort
In extremis
There is no wealth
In a dearth
Of emotion
When so much is seen
In isolation
Experience is reductive
No more than processing
Information relayed
Stimuli coded
Reconfigured in memorial
Of a connection
When what once was made
Were memories
Made real in the
Moment of their sharing
Unless in the tipping
Of the glass
You pause
To savour the gentle burn
Of aged malt
A simple second to
Collect your thoughts
And see the children
Laughing in a rented canoe
The river sparkling
In the early evening sun
As office workers
Begin their stumble
Out of darkened rooms
To hurry back across the bridge
Homeward bound
Narrators of their own story
A maid hoover’s the carpet
Another polishes a table
As a bored couple
Ignore each other
Over an afternoon tea
Catching up with social media
How would they fare
On their own
As a weight of experience
Washed over them
What would they see
In this finely presented
Though slightly pretentious
Hotel
Whilst sitting alone
With their thoughts
Perhaps much the same as me.


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