Saturday, April 26, 2008

Days: Jehanghir Khan

Jehanghir Khan

He estimated the cab fare
from sugar to quietus,
and carried the mental sum in his mouth
when he took his first trick home.
He still remembered the man
had excellent teeth, and how sweet
the stirring, and then
the disappearing.

5 comments:

Eshuneutics said...

Sharp, bitter-sweet, has the bite of Catullus (or early Woods :-)).

Jee Leong Koh said...

I am the Cat in the Woods.

ram4hire said...

A sense of abandonment, and a sense of longingness. How familiar is this feel!

Jee Leong Koh said...

The abandonment of love.

Eshuneutics said...

Ha. :-) Lovely! You have me chuckling.