AprilPAD Day 14: The Jade Rabbit

My little yellow jade rabbit

I’m Sitting Here Remembering …

walking up Cat Street, and how
sun baked the back of my neck,
and when I walked past that shop
with icy air-conditioned breezes

blowing on to the street, and how
I turned on the ball of my foot and
stepped inside to escape the heat,
and it was a tiny shop wedged in

between luggage and handbags,
and on the other side they sold
silver earrings, and sitting there
in the window was a jade rabbit.

The sales girl spoke Cantonese,
but a calculator is all one needs.

for AprilPAD Day 14: From Where I’m Sitting, and shared with @Experimentsinfc #APoemADay on Twitter   © Misky 2021

6 responses to “AprilPAD Day 14: The Jade Rabbit”

  1. Ahhh…Calculators and cash registers: the ultimate translators.
    Sadly, most of their interpretations are beyond my meager means.
    Fine write, this one. Salute.

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    1. Doh je, Ron. (thank you)

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  2. What a lovely poem this is. The last couplet is the icing on your masterful cake.

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    1. Thank you so much!

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  3. You, with the bunnies again. I wonder if you have a collection? Yellow jade is striking.

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    1. Just the one jade rabbit, and as long as they stay out of my veg garden, I’m very fond of them.

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