after watching 'Eating Air'

    If I ever talked like that I'd be fired.
    If I turned out the way it ended, my wife
    would have something to say.

    And so our most profoundly
    banal sorrows turn heroic
    with distance and humour.

    But what of the ones to whom
    this film is paean and biography?

    What would he think,
    riding his Yamaha
    into the Jurong sunset,
    beloved ah lian in tow, of how

    to get the audience in
    and pass the censors
    to hear his story

    you had to include gratuitous
    star cameos, interrupt
    his consummations?

24 October 2001   21:44 hours
a poet is instructed by the death of his master { } what I want to share