söndag 23 augusti 2009

Om ord, andetag och kärlek...



in an effort to get people to look
into each other's eyes more,
the government has decided to allow
each person exactly one hundred
and sixty-seven words, per day.

when the phone rings, i put it
to my ear without saying hello.
in the restaurant i point
at chicken noodle soup. i am
adjusting well to the new way.


late at night, i call my long-
distance lover and proudly say:
i only used fifty-nine today.
i saved the rest for you.

when she doesn't respond, i know
she's used up all her words,
so i slowly whisper i love you,
thirty-two and a third times.
after that, we just sit on the line
and listen to each other breathe.


- "the quiet world" av jeffrey mcdaniel

(Hittade den här underbara dikten hos "Nio till fem" Så väldigt fin...)

2 Comments:

potatisbaren said...

Haha, varför har du en bild på massa ecstasy för?

Isa said...

Det är inte ecstasy, det är kärleks-godis!