The Fale - (To my friend Iosefa)

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Apirana Taylor

The fale I think

is a beautiful house

because it’s cool

you can sit there

and talk

and let the wind

wash over you

and cool you

you can see the stars

and night sky


I like that

because in my world

the wind talks

the river talks

the tribes of rock and stones talk

because they are people

and the stars sing karakia


In the fale

I can breathe and communicate

because it’s a house

without walls

and I sit here

drinking Vailima

learning about Samoa

and listening 

to my mate Iosefa

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