Friday, March 27, 2009

A Death Foretold, by Ingrid de Kok

Umberto Giordano - "La Mamma Morta", Andrea Chénier
with Maria Callas (1955)

Here to see you
say goodbye
rest my cheek
upon your hair.

Leaving you
I cross the road alone
holding my own hand.

Lights in three colours
send me forward, caution me
stop me in my tracks

as worlds wheel by
inside cars
where other mothers
turn their shining heads

towards some other
breathing child.

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