HOLDING A NOVEL, NOT READING – 光頭

Guangtou
HOLDING A NOVEL, NOT READING

coming back from tea at a friend’s place
everyone at home is asleep
the restaurant is lit up
good for me when I return late at night
walking out on our balcony
I can hear them downstairs
two women talking
in cantonese
I don’t understand them
after a while
they are silent
it has just rained
they said in the news, a taifun comes tonight
I sit on the sofa
take up a novel
not reading
thinking of something

Translated by MW, September 2017

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