Saturday, February 24th, 2007

October Unplaceables

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17th Oct, a sign says: “No feeding of Dogs/Cats/Birds”.

no feeding here:
still, the tissue woman lumbers,
hawking unhindered.

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20th Oct, seven routes to chose from.

the strays forced into silence,
no cabs prowl,
beaten children go quiet,

their surrogates exhausted,
kettle fires snuffed out,
no smell of skin

clings. October skyline keeps
its shape, regardless,
you must go somewhere.

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Eric Low works in Singapore’s audio-visual industry; he wishes he could live a little more and work a little less. The haikus and images here are selections from a larger series created for the Rhodia No. 12 exhibition at Books Actually.

Visit Eric at Softblow.


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