Saturday, March 1, 2014

impression from a vacation . . .

artwork: ralph murre

impression from a vacation March 2011
by  Norman J. Olson

from jagged ice mountains
to oceans
of people
who live among palm trees…
we followed the spinning Earth
five miles up,
rice and drinking tea…

corporations let us ride their amazing trains and ocean liners

I saw ten dolphins and
a few monkeys
and tried not to think
of the sad eyes
and dusty thighs
of the prostitutes
who smiled shyly and
said “hello” in response to our greeting,
as we walked by, heading for the
train station, a fried egg
and a plate
of noodles…

~ first published in Indian Ocean Voices