2009-04-19

Renhai Reflections 99: Public Consumption


Public Consumption

A Renhai by Vaughn Seward (Solo)

The power fails
during the weather report —
"storm com..."

A fashion show flyer,
under a layer of slush.

Corner lamppost:
"Call us if you have info
about our son."

Click here for notes and linking details:
http://cflat7.drivehq.com/Renhai_0142.htm

9 comments:

Devika said...

Quite an interesting set, Masago :)

the last one made me wonder a bit..but the links and notes clarified :)

wishes,
devika

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

"storm com..." - I love that!!

John McDonald said...

a good one Vaughn
john

RBroeker said...

I would like to know more. And this is why I see a movie starting in my mind. A good one.

Best wishes
Ralf

polona said...

quite a few stories in this...
enjoyed :)

Janice Thomson said...

This is good - so many different things happening and I really like that first verse!

Masago said...

Thank you all...

This renhai was based on some very real events that happened recently. We had a heavy snow dump one night and the next morning it put out the power in some places in our area (the snow weighted down some power lines). The middle verse was based on a massive slush build-up that we had to walk through. In the last verse, in our downtown area the parents of a young man (in his 20's) had put up 8.5" x 11" posters everywhere asking folks for help in finding their wayward lad.

borut said...

Once the level of 'personal power' drops, man tends to get lost!:(

Pamela said...

poignant.