Saturday, 24 December 2016

While you were gone….

While you were gone we stuck flowers in our hair and filled socks with sand — FB post by Kalani Kumarasinghe
Socks with sand and balloons with water
flowers in hair and shadows from petrified rocks
ashes that will fight to differentiate 
and dust that dances, sings and settles down

Laughter filtered from overnight rain
frowns banished to adultness unwished
floating scoops of ice-cream
find cones called forth by a clap of hands

policemen on roller-blades 
chase pedestrian crossings 
freed from the tyranny of tar
and the weariness of feet

was that a clarinet going higher than the highest tree
was it a squirrel that drew the curtains
was it the monsoon that’s curled in a mangosteen
and why couldn’t the avocado decide if it’s vegetable or fruit?

someone stuck flowers somewhere 
someone filled the balloons
someone alarmed an alarm clock
and a clothes line asked for tea

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