She defies race by age. Chinese? Maori? Who knows? Wizened, stooped, proud, determined Hobbling to the greengrocer every pension Thursday. 80-year perception of the value of firm fruit.
Behind this sad hanging face is a gentleness wrought in submission to a force more powerful than cruelty.
Still slave to this aching form and life's routine Hard labour raising eight kids and a demanding husband she outlived? She hides herself well.
The handknit bag holds small treasures that only greengrocers know and simple pleasures devised long ago when Parnell was full of soldiers and whores.
- Keith Newman (C) 1991
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