YOU ARE LEAVING / Poem by Ibrahim Honjo

Poem by Ibrahim Honjo

 

YOU ARE LEAVING

I offer you my arms
You are surprised

I give you two eyes
You become fascinated

We waltz
Through the stale air of verses
You float blindly

We stop behind endless greenery
You enter someone else’s door
You jump over ancient fences
You leave
You come back
I look at what is happening

Unexpectedly and passing by
You stand on my foot
And talk about fashion of the nineties

The smell of naphthalene in my nose
You are talking about the latest fashion trend
You are going away
My stretched-out arms are hanging in disappointment
Hugging empty space
Bon voyage

Ibrahim Honjo, from my book “Enigma from the Stone” 2010

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