Written by Shini Meyer Wang.
Graphic by René Magritte, Golconde (1953).

their separations exact

a rising or falling echelon 

plotted on a triple axis world

their expressions placid

faces emptied like the people on subway trains

who carry a sacred anonymity


I crack open my kitchen window 

to breathe

or to be greeted by 

the rows of windows

of the residential building opposite

my day’s repetitions beginning

but this morning

it comes all at once

repetition pouring from the skies

the gentlemen are rain drops

high above, down below

stretching across my eyes

shooting down and

scattering upon the world

and then

the moment pauses

bodies suspended

caught in their dazes

I observe

their shadows hovering against the building’s walls

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