Lost (Faces and Addresses)

Thursday, July 17th, 2008

How many times?
Lost memory squeezed itself
To find
How many times I lost my addresses?
Just turned thirteen,
When they murmured the first time
Of them.
Overnight we lost our address.
Searched the dictionary
For the meaning of the new name,
“Refugee”, we acquired.
Hurting to lift off the new face
We moved on to save the souls.
Since then,
How many times I lost my addresses?
With the tick of the clock
Gone the decade twice.
Here I am with a new face.
Got an address with the face of an “Immigrant”
Still…………..
Fighting to find an address for me
With the face of my own.