Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Tonight… There Will Be No Light

Christmas Eve in Tokyo
Is just like Valentine’s Day
Couples gather at restaurants
Overflowing with romantic ambiance
For dinner is the hallmark
Most couples, while together,
Heed their culture and discipline
And thus they keep their distance
While a metre of wooden table separates them
They behave as if thousands of kilometres apart
Except… sometimes…
A mischievous look
A playful smile
Sneaks upon their faces
So subtly
So briefly
A fleeting, naughty suggestion that later
In private
The couples will become closer
Much closer
Closer than the man draws his scarf
Around his neck as he makes his way home
(Which is not his home)
For dinner
While his love
His life
Is waiting at his real home
Thousands of kilometres away

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