walking through the maze-like womb of my neighborhood,
the air tasting of autumn and smelling of tranquility,
i am struck by an impulsive thought:
i wish i could ring random doorbells and,
when people open their doors, say,
hi, i'm nevine.
may i come in for tea and conversation?
without them thinking me insane.
but i challenge that intrusion and keep walking.
and the thought vanishes
as all thoughts do
and are replaced by
vanish... such a delicious word!
like a breath... now here... now gone.