Friday, 14 January 2005

europe and others


despite years of formal education

months of educative travel

conversations into the small hours

research beyond my means

a critically aware mind

and an astute sense of proportion

communism remains beyond my reach

it appears to have something to do with cheap housing


to be from another country

you just have to smoke and talk a lot

like they do in those foreign films

barrier to learning

as I spoke the words

it became clear that

my error was in both

translation and diction

because she started to cry

and I only wanted soup


the difficulty with a widow

is the opening up

sorry, I meant window


we have reached an impasse

moving into the new century

because most things have

been predicted but

nothing will happen

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