The Fale - (To my friend Iosefa)

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

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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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