Sunday, March 06, 2022

a perfect day

"I lit another cigarette and wondered distantly how I would get through the day. It was a problem demanding some ingenuity.”
Iris Murdoch, A Severed Head

photo by Karen Powers at Unsplash

a perfect day

i am looking
at the window grills
the clothes hangers
                 hanging there
on the dusty metal
like big question marks.
and outside,
the sanitation workers
are banging the trash bins
           and dumpsters
around the dump truck
they are shouting in a
           rapid-fire language
like directing fire in a war.
i do not understand
i feel a migraine coming
i could need a nap
i lay on the bed
looking at the ceiling
               the ceiling looks
               back at me
               and smirks.


BAND-MAID - Real Existence

© cheong lee san ( dsnake1 ) 2022

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Blogger colleen said...

Everything is alive with animation. I love the hangers as question marks.

06 March, 2022 09:33  
Blogger dsnake1 said...


Thank you!
Animation. I like that. :)

06 March, 2022 12:00  
Blogger Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

I want to slap that smirking ceiling!

06 March, 2022 19:33  
Blogger dsnake1 said...


Haha, I won't. It may drop down. :)

06 March, 2022 20:00  
Blogger rallentanda said...

You have captured that down depressing feeling we experience on occasion...garbage trucks and question mark coat hangers are a nice touch. Keep some orange juice combined with lemon barley water ice blocks in the freezer. Very good for this type of situation

06 March, 2022 20:17  
Anonymous Rajani said...

Oh this scene just came alive with audio-visual effects! Nicely done!!

06 March, 2022 20:34  
Blogger dsnake1 said...


orange juice with lemon barley water ice blocks in the freezer. I keep that in mind, thank you. :)


Thank you!
haha, audio-visual effects! with surround sound. :)

06 March, 2022 21:15  
Blogger Magaly Guerrero said...

I love the ending. It's both fun and eerie. As if inviting me to birth a story out of that smirk.

07 March, 2022 04:28  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

Thank you, Magaly.
Sometimes that's what a bad day feels like. :)

07 March, 2022 20:51  
Blogger Debi Swim said...

What a day. What a mangy, miserable day. Like Rosemary, it makes me want to wipe that smirk to kingdom come (wherever that is).

08 March, 2022 02:19  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

Yes, what a mangy day! :)

Thank you, Debi.

08 March, 2022 10:45  
Blogger Brother Ollie said...

Migraines and poetry...I know this all too well.

Peace D Snake.

09 March, 2022 08:51  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

Brother Ollie,

Usually don't mix, but this time it does. :)
Peace Bro.

09 March, 2022 21:52  
Blogger magiceye said...

Visually evocative. Beautiful!

10 March, 2022 11:49  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

Thank you, magiceye!
Great to see you! :)

10 March, 2022 14:02  
Blogger Rajani Rehana said...

Your new post

05 April, 2022 19:30  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

Thank you, Rajani. :)

06 April, 2022 00:45  

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