"Those Dirty Pigeons"
A pigeon treads proudly but cautiously in front of me.
I see in the distance tourists eagerly taking photographs of the statue of Merlion.
I imagine that they think to themselves (when they see the Singapore river, the MBS, the skyscrapers) how very fortunate we Singaporeans are to have all these.
But isn't this the way we feel about each other?
We who cannot seem to "settle" - to appreciate what we have.
Maybe the grass is still greener on the other side.
'I want what I do not have and will not be contented with what I already do.'
Is it not this that makes us go 'round in circles,
And chase the ghosts and shadows of what we think will satisfy us?
When we have finally obtained,
We'd feel more isolated than we'd ever been before.