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Michael Dooley: Under My Own Roof

已有 1175 次阅读2010-10-11 13:59 |个人分类:琐记|系统分类:时尚

 

 

      UNDER MY OWN ROOF  by Michael Dooley

 

     Twelve years old

     Riding the bus home from school

     Staring out at

     The raindrops moving slowly down the window

     I press a thumb against the pane to

     Encourage a favorite to a new path.

 

     I look out of the door

     Of a boxcar hurtling across the

     Golden sunlit Willamette valley

     Blurs of bright red apples and brilliant green leaves

     Jack Kerouac stands next to me

     And tells me of the worn

     Prayer cards of the dharma bums.

 

     Shaded from the sun on a lanai

     Sun burnt and salt stung

     I drink beer and look calmly at the ocean the sky

     And the line between

     Streaks of cobalt periwinkle ultramarine maya blue

     A warm breeze caresses me

     I glance behind me at the empty apartment

    

     At night 

     Overwhelmed with gratitude at the day

     At being alive and tired

     Under clean sheets and  

     The weight of seven blankets

     I tell myself a story that segues into a dream

     Of a soft gray rabbit

     Loping gently up to me

     I rub her ears and feel the tap

     Of her heartbeat through her fur.

 

  

     Coffee fueled mornings in my Buick

     Singing Small Town with John Mellencamp

     Pounding the beat on the door

     Watching my own small town through the windshield

     As familiar and joyous as the song

     I glance at the passenger seat and smile

    

      Under my own roof

      I look out my windows

      Happy to be myself

      Content in my own skin

      And think of you.

 

                  10/10/10

                  Alameda             

 

  

 

 

 

 

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回复 JINGWA 2010-10-12 13:54
我尝试回到抽象,结果《在我的屋顶下》,所表达的生态就这么抽象起来。我不想宣言谁或者哪个族群苦于某种特定环境中,而选择别的叙述。那就是我今晚选择的抽象的生态,像一个洗衣女工的死亡事件,并没给花花绿绿的世界带来什么震撼,可是,蜻蜓在水里的下沉,确实是一种生存的实验,证明美丽的虚无缥缈,比真实的政治的权力的要高尚。我崇尚任何高贵的物品、人品、以及人格。我是个不适合群居的特殊物种,诗人,注定孤独的。我的灵魂深处,没有自扰的波纹,只有被迫于别人的侵犯。 (2010/10/10 JINGWA)
回复 JINGWA 2010-10-12 14:03
这种破烂图书馆会议一生开一次已经很足够了。那位一脸傲慢的ELAIN.Z.J真的不是人。这算什么文化部门的会议?浪费大半天教些弱智问题。 但是,关于提高中文书水平的问题却使她莫名其妙非理性起来。就会浪费纳税人的钱财弄些垃圾回来糊弄这里的华人。她大概觉得在美国的华人都是白痴。我当时真的很想当场离席,可是,我的上司坐在隔壁。我忍受了几个小时坐在那里听她胡扯,纯粹是给面子我隔壁的主管。这在中文世界里,若文化部门开出这种“种族歧视”的会议,会让自己人都笑死。 (2010/10/11 JINGWA)

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