L. B. Mek

Placed, Setting's


Place setting, decorations

defining, those with one percentile ambitions

Carpe Diem, posterity’s defiled mantra


gratuitous, cross-planet flights

as fashion’s: cloud-suffocating grandeur

millennial’s break-neck thirsting, for pixelated sharing

immortalising – bites of the freshest, dim-sum

in that city of A.I. – Shenzhen.


Some’s placement setting, skewed 

from their womb nests

inheriting other’s misspent youth, as credit lines


lives, dipped in convenience glue 

accumulated while wading through

curriculums, of shallow-water social classes

branded classless: for removing

price-tags from their Snap-backs.


Stranded, from the outset

their scuffed boots - unable, to crunch gravel

without, buckling on beguiling landmarks 


localised potholes: of aspiration’s graveyards.


Self-clap as a blink test, to reset

and exhale, those toxic strung-out misconceptions

uncork, that stiff neck


to savour: that first candyfloss - deep breath.


Mantle-clock posturing, abandoned

heart-rate tuned dreams, synchronised


season-blurring sprints, re-aligned

to marathoner perspectives 

trusting instinct, to decipher nature’s timing

for goal-set: gliding.


Reach-out, and you’ll soon find

that same fresh-fried taste, on your doorstep


just, reign-in

that far-fetched, mindset

and align, your trajectory - straight 

regret’s - baggage claims: are exempt.



© L. B. Mek

December 2019


  • Teddy.15

    so brilaintly clever my friend.

    • L. B. Mek

      thank you, dear Poetess
      this is easily, one of my favourite scribbles

    • Joe Dawson

      Make the most of life, take all you need, but no more than that. A wise composition. Joe

      • L. B. Mek

        indeed, no more - no less
        a wonderfully succinct interpretation of my words
        thank you, dear poet

      • Poetic Dan

        I just didn't know that to say at the end, so I just took a nice breath. That my friend is the most precious gift, without it I would Cease to exist.

        Always deeply appreciated!

        • L. B. Mek

          it's a rollercoaster of a read, I admit
          hope you had a little fun my friend; lol
          thank you! for the sincerity
          in your encouragingly warm comment

        • PrEm Ji

          A.I. from Shenzhen will eventually rule over mankind... only a poet could still speak-out in that crazy air too!

          • L. B. Mek

            oh, wow!!!
            what a humbling privilege, it is
            to have your profound wisdom
            grace my feeble scribble, dear Poet
            thank you!

          • Jerry Reynolds

            Beautiful evening read, L.B.
            Now I have to make dinner and set the table.

            • L. B. Mek

              ... and life goes-on
              one meal, one smile
              one step - of defiance, at a time!...
              Brilliant comment Jerry
              thank you, my friend

            • Accidental Poet

              So enjoyable LB. 😉

              • L. B. Mek

                thank you for taking the time, dear poet

              • Goldfinch60

                Very good words Mek, we will all have a straight trajectory one day.


                • L. B. Mek

                  indeed Andy, hopefully
                  by then, we'll have worked out a destination
                  as well...

                • Neville

                  I'm sure I have been here a million times .. but only came to realise when my lithium levels began to fall ...
                  what a joyous experience and true .. 🙂

                  • L. B. Mek

                    indeed, so true
                    those dashes of poetic, resonance
                    we connect - to
                    when we least suspect, for the umpteenth time
                    because, our energy
                    is waning, and so - belatedly: we're listening...
                    (what an insightfully poetic, comment
                    my friend, thank you!)

                  • John Prophet

                    Sophisticated as always!

                    • L. B. Mek

                      overtly Generous, as always
                      how very kind
                      thank you, dear poet

                    • SureshG

                      The mundane could not be immortalized, unless one slips into the sinkhole of your poetic verses

                      • L. B. Mek

                        or rather, its that mundane - reflected
                        in the mirror of my feeble scribbles
                        (you see tomatoes
                        I seek A, tomato) lol
                        thank you for your, far - too generous
                        words of support, I'm humbled

                      • Coyote

                        Great imagery in these wonderful lines. Really blew me away. Quite an amazing write my friend.

                        • L. B. Mek

                          what a generously worded, encouraging comment
                          how very kind you are, thank you!
                          so glad you enjoyed the read

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