It’s the end of the old year. A time to throw away old grudges and forgotten grievances, a time to make room for what will come in the new year.  A time for reconciliation in the spirit of Nelson Mandela’s Rainbow Nation …

Our bruises


Red and purple
Black and brown

We run through green paddy

Our cheeks meet
Rosy pink

Under watchful clusters of dragon eyes
Our fire crackles
Orange and gold

5 Responses to “Reconciliation”
  1. Mamie says:

    What’s dragon eyes?

  2. oddznns says:

    Dragon’s eyes are the literal translastion of the Cantonese name for the Longan fruit (Long= dragon, An= eyes).

  3. Joe Bunting says:

    Beautiful. Clear, accessible, and yet you take us somewhere surprising.

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