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Poems By Poet RIC S. BASTASA  4/21/2015 2:00:29 PM
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  11589.     

Showdowned

i was following you
holding a camera
and shooting an old
chinese man sitting
beside the door of
his chinatown store

i was expecting
something more
about a showdown
like that old man
defeating Bruce Lee
in a common
KungFu Film, or

him becoming a
flying tiger over
bamboo trees
showing his
magic prowess
against a lioness
chinese actress.

but i understand
completely there
is no such showdown
in chinatown
except the camera
shooting an old man
and then you go
back to your room
watching the sea.
 
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  11590.     

Showing The True Color

when i wake up this early morning
she was not already beside me.

i do not want to rise and fold the blanket
and go somewhere else.

or read the papers, or sip coffee, there is
this laziness that infects my bones, a disease

of meaning, another slow day, the routine is
eating me, and i behave

in a manner that i am like a lame duck being
aimed at by all the bystanders

i am opening my eyes, and the ceiling is off
white, it has been that way ever since i got married,

why did i leave it that way? i have the money to have
it painted pure white, like a very clean slate where

i can write what i must mean, but i didn't, i let things
that way they are from the beginning, and perhaps

they will still be at the end. This is what i do next,
always always i do this: i rise from my bed, go to my

circular mirror and look at my face, they also do it,
and then i touch my cheeks and chin, feeling the roughness

of the beard, how they have grown long and so untidy,
the razor is ready, and the soap and water, but this time

i will do what i cannot do the other days of my life,
i will not trim the unruly ones, i will not wash my face,

i may slap myself, and then i give the mirror the grin
of the man that is used to all these doubts and shame.

i will tell it, i am now myself.And then i will the bathroom
another tune for my whistle, nobody, nobody but me.
 
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  11591.     

Shrp & Sne

I am away from home
It is nightime in this big city
And i am inside this room
Writing
Absurd travelling
Flying that far only to write about same
Things over and over again
Like a boat moving in circles
Yet
I am not tired
Sleeplessly
Ignited by joy that i am alone &
Still managed
To be
Sharp and
Sane
 
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  11592.     

Shut....

there is so much
in the heart
the mind is a swimmer
it is waiting for the
highest dive
the spirit is the light
inside a
refrigerator
the mouth is a closed door
the tongue is
still drunk
 
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