Thursday, 11 September 2008

myriad reflections on holiday

the sun
too hot
burns my heart

sunburn
overheated
within

the world ebbs
no-one notices

purgatory
the period between
two pleasures

hard faces
hard looks
hard children

the moon shines orange
large and brilliant
people walk by unimpressed

suddenly
a celebrity
the world stops
and stares

spice
the subtlety
not the meal

tourism creates
uniformity
out of diversity

two sparrows
fly low over the pool
invisible

the hills in haze
dissolve from view
i see but don't believe

the father shouts
the mother shouts
the child learns

water slips
through my fingers
and my mind

obesity remains
the privilege
of humans

conscious of everything
i cease to exist

we live
we die
there is no difference

the alpha
is the omega
and vice versa

the butterfly
really does
flutter by

the day you die
your realise
you only ever had
one day to live
our life is shorter
than a butterfly's

sexual desire
hungrier
than hunger

liposuction
excess meat
in transport

when half the West
achieves obesity
every one of the poor
will starve

sex is a drug
followed by cold turkey

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