沙發上的日常




你厭惡儀式感

就像生日必須吹蠟燭講願望

情人節必須送鮮花上餐館

你說何必如此大費周章

演一齣戲給所有交頭接耳的人看

換來的只不過是餵養虛榮的眼光



有些遊戲規則確實只是商家操盤

有些約定俗成未必需要持續傳揚

所以你從來不屑滿街的制式化

一束捧花是一顆定時炸彈

活埋濃情蜜意底下的實話



或許你唯一認可的是巧克力的香滑

太硬掰不斷   太軟會融化

太甜易疲乏   太苦走不長

適度拿捏彼此之間的配方

才會吮著手指回味苦甜參半的融洽



別自願躺上去成為肥羊

別鸚鵡學舌說罐頭情話

別人的燭光晚餐永遠看起來更浪漫

別出心裁的伎倆要比也比不完



所以你只想回歸日常

當辦公室成了女人的戰場

鮮花成了男人的子彈

你寧願被當成去死去死團團長

早早收工回家

為某個和你一樣無感的人煮一份晚餐

沒有垂淚的燭光

沒有霸佔空間的玫瑰花

只有沙發上   一邊播放影集一邊吃爆米花

一人一半的溫暖




追伸(1):八年前的春節正好疊上西洋情人節,當年寫了一篇<財神老爺和丘比特發給世人的習題>,今年雙節再度靠攏,重讀這一篇覺得挺有趣。

追伸(2):英譯版<Routines on the sofa>:

You hate ritualistic
Like blowing candles and making wishes during birthday
Like sending flowers and dining in restaurants during Valentine’s
Why bothers? You said
A show just to show those who are inquisitive
A vanity only to feed your self-indulgence

The rules are set up by the merchants
The so-called traditions need not to be followed
Therefore you’ve never envied the celebrations out there
Because the bouquet is a timed bomb
That buries the truth under the honeyed feint

Perhaps, the only thing you approve of is chocolate
No good if it’s too hard to give in,
Too soft to buck up,
Too sweet to handle, or
Too bitter to last long
Only when you complement each other
Will you savour the best of yourselves

Never be voluntarily exploited
Never repeat the old tales
Never be jealous of others’ romances
Never compare as it never ends

So you're going back to the daily routines
When the office transforms into women’s warzone
And the number of flowers becomes men’s bullets
You really don’t care being misunderstood as a leftover
You go home early
Preparing dinner for someone as indifferent as you are
No glittering candlelight
No space-occupying roses
There on the sofa are you two watching series while munching popcorns
Sharing the warmth and love together

(translation by Syn)

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