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Saturday, 20 April 2013

Evaluation by Fiona Ritchie Walker

When I ask her age she shrugs.
She is very old, her neighbour says.
The translator raises the palms of his hands.

Maybe we can calculate
using dates they remember.
A flood, fire, even times of violence.

So I sit while they discuss
happenings in their village and country,
then write in my notebook
about 50.