Tuesday, January 21, 2014


© Farouk Asvat

                        The palisaded grey buildings
                        Into the aluminium dawn

                                                  The meter ticks
The 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
                                                                This maze
                                                                 Of concrete

© farouk asvat

composed: 20.11.1977 [Hillbrow, Johannesburg, South Africa under apartheid]

[] Acknowledgements:

City Centre was previously published in:

                The Wind Still Sings Sad Songs (piquant publications, p74, 2006).

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