For Willem. Always remembered. 5 November 2011.

You arrived as rainbow today –
this drenched with dust afternoon.
Unexpectedly you appeared behind rain
out of blue karoo sky

wrapping up nothingness
with hope.

You arrived bursting with colour today.
Just like the day you died.
Then grey and swollen beige-

out of the blue
I had to wrap you up in rainbow
trembling with a trying goodbye.

©Ansa Smit, March 2015


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