Kazuko Shiraishi

1931 / Canada

The Man With Fire In His Eyes

There is fire in his eyes
When he stares at me intently I become hot
A cold heart and a chilled stomach
Get warm
He has the African sun in his eyes
A man who has the pride of the Zulu royal family
The meat he roasted for me
In the oven in his kitchen in between revolutions
Was delicious
In the living room his one year old twins Ra and Re
Were taking turns crying
His eyes of fire gently soothing the children
Sing a lullaby
There was a moment the warm
Earth was warmed to the core and became happy
In the living room of the man with fire in his eyes.
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