This morning I ventured into FB to find an old blog friend from Multiply days tagging me to her old post.
It was a poem she dedicated to me years ago. She commented on it today . It’s all passed just memory now?
I replied yes and told her because of her reminder I’d better go send him his pressie. Nearly forgot all about it.
Then I walked into the post office shop to share a counter with one of our clients whom I didn’t recognise at first.
As he turned around I said hello and that was when he recognised me too with my short hair .
We got talking and he was saying how this year has been horrible etc . Turned out he’s a snake , a water snake. Told him he’s exactly 12 years younger than my dad .
It was after I’d posted the parcel away that I remembered. Aubergine is also a water snake. He’s the same age as Aubergine .
How funny is that ? Two reminders in the same day. Now I’m getting worried hope he’s okie.
I wrote these when I was at my lowest
Sad eyes so sad
Sad lips forgot to pout
Sad hair so tangled
Sad heart forgot to beat
And after our meeting :
Feet do not want to move
Arms do not want to part
Eyes do not want to look away
These two poems were direct translations from the original Viet ones.