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A collaboration over too much coffee.
coffee and pen

28 May, 2006

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I have never asked anyone about you
But today,
three years
five months
and fifteen days
(but who's counting)
on an impulse,
because I was shirking work,
because I needed a break after reading 35 bad CVs,
because I saw a blog post about a guy who'd done the same thing,
because I'd never done it myself,
I asked Google whether it knew you.

You're in another country now
(you were always a rolling stone),
your CV's much expanded,
you've worked there a while,
you did a course
(yay for you! I knew you'd do it eventually)
you had to drop out, though, because you were broke,
(and I was sorry to see that)
you are – or were – searching for a job...

But there's no indication of whether
you're still with him (your name is still the same)
or if you've changed your mind about having kids.
No word about whether you're happy
Or if you ever –

                do you ever
                do you never
                do you ever

                             – Search for me.



Blogger Blue Athena said...

This is one from the gut. The angst is palpable and hits.

Quite liked. :)

29 May, 2006 13:31  
Anonymous belladonna said...

Absolutely enchanting!

30 May, 2006 00:34  
Blogger aparna said...

smooth yet gut-wrenching...
loved it!
aparna dogra

31 May, 2006 08:43  
Blogger khuto said...

bravo peter! like all good poetry, it astonishes with the feeling that it was written specifically for this moment, this me, myself.

only one thought - i would have liked it more perhaps if the ending was less direct - left something to the reader to imagine who the other might be...

05 June, 2006 06:12  
Blogger Prat said...

free verse has a little zing of its own. loved the piece and the imagery.

07 June, 2006 10:51  
Blogger suniti said...

Been there done that :)
The poem is deceptively simple But all your poems are so, aren't they?

08 June, 2006 14:39  

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