Tuesday, July 29, 2008

New Year Wish 2006

by Phillippa Yaa De Villiers

The stars were all just doing fine when with a whee of joy the sky fire spiders burst upwards and stopped just between us and heaven’s diamonds and exploded in candelabra of colours upstaging the stars which quietly went about their usual business, occasionally exploding and not at all impressive next to the fireworks. Nature is distant. Sixty million light years away a comet crashed into blackness and nobody knew so nobody could be bothered because right here (and charity does begin at home) we watched the spiders burn and die and reached for another whiskey and kissed the closest person and wished once again for another one thousand things or just one thing that would make us happy

Our wishes caught fire
Roared into space, exploded,
And rekindled desire.

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