Ruby Chen Jing

 

 

 

 every day

 

Ruby Chen Jing

 

every day

I get up early

because it’s only

then I can tell

my own heartbeat

from the heartbeat

of the city

 

every day

I feed on noodles

for breakfast

rice for lunch

rice for supper

hunger between

 

every day

I could wear

the same clothes

the same shoes

just to honour

the corner

I’m not noticed in

 

every day

I take the stairs

instead of the lift

because I can’t stand

the superior look

those flash

floor numbers

cast down

on me

 

every day

I tidy up my

immaculate desk

stare out the plastic plant

that’s there

daring it to grow

 

every day

I take my steps

carefully home

victorious avoiding

the dubious mud

which may have been left

by dogs full of energy

 

every day I

wash my face

my body –

icy water

makes me glow

optimistic pink

 

every day I

put down my glasses

before I nod off

so I won’t

take it personally

not remembering

the shape of

last night’s dream

 

 

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每一天

 

陳靜

 

 

每一天

我早早起床

因爲只有在那樣的寂靜時分

我才能在城市心跳的間隙

確定自己的脈搏和呼吸

 

每一天

我早餐吃面

午餐吃飯

晚餐也吃飯

三餐之間靠飢餓為生

 

每一天

我總是穿

一成不變的衣服

一成不變的鞋

去搭配

那一成不變被忽視的角落

 

每一天

我只爬樓梯

不坐電梯

因爲我受不了

那些閃爍的樓層號碼

向我投來

居高臨下的優越眼光

 

每一天

我細心整理

一塵不染的整潔桌面

瞪著桌子

一角的塑料盆栽發呆

暗暗祈禱它開花結果

 

每一天

我踏著小心翼翼的步伐回家

一邊為躲過形跡可疑的爛泥而慶幸

一邊猜那會不會是精力充沛的狗狗

留下的紀念品

 

每一天

我用冰冷的水洗澡洗臉

直到每一寸肌膚

透出健康的粉紅光澤

 

每一天

我總是在睡前摘下眼鏡

這樣我就可以在醒後

心安理得地忘掉

夢到過的那些

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