Wednesday, April 29, 2009

NaPoWriMo #29

NaPoWriMo #29

Finishing tape in sight. :)

gangster movie

The Taiwanese MPs sauntered
into the pool hall
looking for army deserters
their polished helmets
gleaming in the dim lights
their .45s
heavy artillery
unbuttoned in their holsters

the chatter dropped to a whisper
the clatter of ivory balls stopped
as they walked across the hall
steel eyes fixing on every face
every twitch of muscle
every curl
of cigarette smoke
and suddenly
i felt like an extra
in a gangster movie.


© cheong lee san ( dsnake1 ), 2009


magiceye said...

loved it!
like a compressed novelette!

dsnake1 said...

:)thanks, magiceye!
pulp fiction inspired? actually, some memories from my army days.:)