Poetry Journal

Issues / Volume 5 Issue 2 , November 2015


Things Wong Kar-Wai Taught Me About Love, Part 3

Ken Chau

  for Chloe
           The accordion
  is not a very sexy 
  instrument but 
  I like the sounds 
  it makes. 
           You can get anyone’s phone number 
  if you really try.
  improve my love life, 
  I might take up smoking one day.
           A sofa 
  is too small for two people to sleep on.
           Disinfecting the bed on sunny days 
  is preferable to rainy days.
  I’d rather have you 
  in bed with me than fleas.
  it’s too cold to walk together over a bridge, 
  it’s best to turn around and go home, together.
           A bare tiled kitchen can be as romantic as a dance floor.
           Food, like love, that you don’t have to pay for, always tastes better.
           Being head butted by your beloved
  is a bad omen for your relationship.
           Being drunk 
  is not 
  ideal when you’re trying to sort out your relationship problems.
           Having to greet people cheerfully as a doorman 
  is not the best job to have when your heart 
  is bankrupt even 
  if you need the money.
           Let’s start over 
  is another way of saying 
  I love you.