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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Pukapuka Poem #27 - 'In North East Valley' Michael O'Leary

In North East Valley

Your milk splashed up into my face
Tasting warm, moist, slightly insipid

Not sweet like the milk of a coconut
But of the same tangy texture

It was your farewell gift to me
A koha that stayed all day on my tongue

Later, on the north-bound train, I thought of you
And couldn’t help but laugh to myself

The way you held your beautiful brown breast
Squirting at me like a child’s water pistol

Now I’m a thousand miles away from you
Our lives are probably back to normal

But today the Auckland rain splashed on my face
It looked milky-white and reminded me of you

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