The fragrance of honeysuckle was all he remembered

THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “Love in a Time of Climate Change” by Craig Santos Perez: rare, crude, habitat, seed, taste, love, ripens, survive, rich, compost, sea, heat

the fragrance of honeysuckle

was all he remembered of his childhood

wish he could remember more from his habitat

taste of seeds which made him chuckle

chuckle with friends that’s what he wants

as they swim in the sea and play football

rich compost made from ripen fruit and vegetables

survive the heat and house that haunts

haunts like a ghost as he pursue

the love that he once had to his neighbour

but it was unrequited so had to leave

all’s been arranged in one sad view

view of the world and all things dah

could be crude, could be rare, all in between

love in a time of climate change and that’s not all

all these and he doesn’t know the*

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