Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Rob Schackne #126 - Shanghai Yangpu Lilong

Shanghai Yangpu Lilong

Her huge portrait grips the wall
an errant balloon has run its course
surrounded by demolition rubble
now lodged against a period gutter
she nailed memory as long as she could
the children the stories and the pain
yearning to return her old home love
the photographer nailed one image
against the need for ever going back
but what does he really hope for this
how can any big picture tell the truth
of one part dead and one part still lives
I wonder about the shape of her bed
whether it provides proper dreams.


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    1. Thanks for listening, Lucy. Yes, I meant of course the 'proper dreams' that will ease her pain, that will comfort the one part in her that still lives in her soul.


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