Last Will and Testament

Last Will and Testament by Angela Prew

What can I leave for you
when I have gone?
Not money, family silver,
the house, garden,
to grow roses, lavender,
rosemary for remembrance.

No, I leave you
two children
playing in the park;
together in the bath
with bubblepipe.
Chameleons on our wrists,
snakes in cages on the stoep
and lizard hunts.
And later, much later,
phone calls in the night,
stolen weeks in Spain
and fireworks in the dark.

What can I leave for you?
I leave happiness,
a blessed old age
and I leave you my love.

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