Sunday, August 05, 2007

my coffee will surely cost more

National Day is just around the corner, but this poem seems a bit unpatriotic.I wrote this a couple of months back.

burning match
image enhanced by dsnake1
from a photo from freepixels.com



my coffee will surely cost more


in the grey dawn
walking across an empty parking lot
my face has taken on
the colour of a storm.

it used to be
i wear your red and white on my heart
and i had loved you
but i am not too sure any more.


a plastic bag tumbles
in the early morning wind like a useless promise
in two weeks my coffee
will surely cost more.


16.06.07
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this poem was written in response to an impending goods and services tax hike.

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13 Comments:

Blogger polona said...

same sh*t the world over...
well expressed

06 August, 2007 03:45  
Blogger J. Andrew Lockhart said...

I've had days like that, too. :)

06 August, 2007 11:33  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

polona,
thankx!
i feel like ranting.. :)

andrew,
:D

06 August, 2007 19:54  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's already 10c more in the coffee shops I regular. :/

- liz

07 August, 2007 21:24  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

liz,
i wrote this two weeks before the hike, and yes, most things went up.the supermarts, my tea, my morning beehoon. good thing i cut down on the ciggys :/

07 August, 2007 21:41  
Blogger Pat Paulk said...

I'm not sure it's the tax raising we mind so much, as it is the idiots raising the taxes. probably both.

08 August, 2007 21:19  
Blogger Plus Ultra said...

If you have tasted Kluangs Railway Station Coffee, you wont mind if it cost a little more....but it will still be cheaper than Singapore, Happy National Day and Happy Holiday, dear friend!!!

09 August, 2007 06:58  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

and the retailers who raise prices at the slightest excuse, pat...

kianseng,
thank you!
i am working on National Day, hehe.

about the coffee, i will keep that in mind. :)

09 August, 2007 07:20  
Anonymous gel said...

I feel your frustration-grrr! especially through that descriptive phrase "my face has taken on the colour of a storm."

10 August, 2007 12:19  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

gel,
grrrrrr! :)
i like that phrase too. grey, black kind of colors...

11 August, 2007 00:21  
Blogger magiceye said...

well said..!

11 August, 2007 14:24  
Anonymous gautami tripathy said...

I am sure I left a comment. Coffee dissolved it?

At Barista, it costs a fortune. And I don't like it much either.

11 August, 2007 19:51  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

magiceye,
thanks. it was a good rant. :)

gautami,
:D

when we write about food/drinks, Blogger is always hungry.

12 August, 2007 00:47  

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