alfie lee writing


hello ginnie

in bangkok it takes us
seven minutes to cross the road
and the buses stop half the way
and you get off and get up
another bus or just follow
whatever everybody else is doing

no one speaks English unless they need you

the pavements are deserts the brooms sweep up dustclouds

remember the elephant on the road in the jam
it reached out its trunk one
                                          foot on the curb
and sniffed at the vendor with the cartful of fruits
there were no peanuts nor bananas (waitaminute        monkeys
like bananas elephants hate rats and have excellent memories)

          it s not because of the elephant that i m late be
      cause i fell asleep dreaming on the bus you were beside me
i took my time


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