My shoes leak white over the polished floor.
Hong Kong - ninety per cent humidity in June.

I feel the cool smooth surface of
pearls against my skin -two rows,
cultured in Japan.

The strong flavour of the Orient overwhelms me.
Home is not here
I miss the gentle spring.

Translucent colours focus my mind
The pearls give assurance, keep me calm.

My husband gave them to me
when our daughter was born.

I know I can rely on them at any time.
When stress overwhelms me
I touch the pearls and relax.
They are my memory and my future.

© Elizabeth Mary Solomons 2002

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Thank you

Stan and family would like to thank everyone who came to the funeral for their good wishes, and also for the generous contributions in aid of Age UK.

This came to over £250 which with gift aid means that Age UK will benefit by over £300.