Eila Mahima Jaipaul

Rookie (11/26/1971 / New York)

Journey - Poem by Eila Mahima Jaipaul

yesterday felt like years ago
as I return to a stranger
looking forward to tomorrow.

watching day turn to night
and back again
from a window seat
cuddling Fordors in last wishes...
it approaches ironic
how departure
looks to re-tie knots
in a 'less is more' scenario,
albeit, for a measured time.

the rhythmic clatter of wheels
against hollow floors
lends this solemn mood
a drum beating
bring out your dead in
tin against tin.

and the earth rushes by.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 7, 2006

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