© Farouk Asvat
The palisaded grey buildingsJigsaw
Into the aluminium dawn
The meter ticksThe sun comes Time in my brain.
Sluggish, A solitary
And rather late, Patch of greenery
Through a mist Chirping
Of memories An eternal tune.
Too soon,The cold night comes Sometimes,
Flashing neon lights I never know
Promising nothing How I negotiate
© farouk asvat
composed: 20.11.1977 [Hillbrow, Johannesburg, South Africa under apartheid]
City Centre was previously published in:
The Wind Still Sings Sad Songs (piquant publications, p74, 2006).
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