Thursday, April 28, 2011

NaPoWriMo 2011 - # 28

# 28


do not agitate



This is something from the days when I worked the graveyard shift. Interesting to know that there are still loads of people awake in the city in the early mornings.

oh yes, i am just back from the evening shift, and trying to beat today's deadline. This piece definitely needs some re-working later on, I think. :)





back alley drinks stall, Hill Street, 2am


warm night
     2a.m.
dim
   back alley
     drinks stall
gurgling babble
dubious
people
     bikers
late night workers
   skivers
a girl with heavy make-up, tiny dress
then
a squad car
slithers to the entrance
roof lights flashing
red      blue.
doors slammed
all eyes
     nervous
   shifty
on the two cops
moving towards us
gun holsters
   slapping thighs

you could hear
a pin dropped

cigarettes no longer
dangle between lips

then the more senior
of the two
the one with the stripes
raises his fingers in a V

smiles to the stall-keeper

kopi-o dua, bungkus.

and the chatter resume to its gurgling babble


28/04/2011
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"kopi-o dua, bungkus" roughly means "two black coffees, takeaway", translated from Malay.



© cheong lee san ( dsnake1 ), 2011

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