Friday, March 7, 2014

Fu's Palace   [English shi]

These days I pass Fu's Palace each morning   on my drive to work
Fu's Palace where my father would meet with his chorus   in years gone by

to drive through LA is to drive through the past   it's a kind of perk
but if past isn't past   is our calling it "past"   a kind of lie?

such thoughts engage this addled brain   on the drive today
if the meaning is seemingly locked away   who holds the key?

what if even the future is already past!   as some might say?
the past is past   & the present is past!   or soon will be

Fu's Palace is the name of a Chinese restaurant located on Pico Boulevard in West Los Angeles.


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