Make Use and Then

May 18, 2013  •  3 Comments

Make Use of the Things Around You

 

A string of miniature prayer flags
flutters like finch wings on our balcony rail.

 

“Where did those come from?” I ask
him, during a commercial break.

 

“Oh, the Dalai Lama sent them,” he says.
“What a nice guy. I threw away the donation
envelope, and hung them up.”

 

This, I think, will either bring us peace
or something else. The sun is hot on my toes.
Shade trees are dripping sap. The smell
of curry is wafting up from our neighbor’s
apartment. I can hear the children laughing,
in Arabic.

 

I watch the little flags flap
and wonder
what might show up tomorrow,
or what might not.

--GW


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canvas print(non-registered)
You have yourself some really cool photos here. nice work.
Gina Williams Photography & Mixed Media
I love YOU, Aunt SuSan! I think you should definitely have another hostel adventure soon! XO
SuSan Riedel(non-registered)
I've never hitchhiked. It sounds scary. I have stayed in a hostel. Last summer (for the first and only time). With another woman. We weren't scared and we didn't have to converse with any of the other guests. At breakfast in the morning we got the giggles -- absolutely couldn't stop laughing -- in a local restaurant and ended up being the entertainment. I love you, GW!
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