Fortune Wraps Us Together

Fortune Wraps Us Together

London, Monday 30th September 2013, lunchtime.

 

In Fortune Street Park,

The young city men

Exchange firm handshakes

Between the helter-skelter (sky blue) of the playground

(Grandma in a wheelchair, blue jeans)

And a spiral staircase that’s the heart

Of the school behind them.

 

Perhaps they haven’t noticed it, the school for children with

“Special Educational Needs” or

Physical disabilities

– Otherness –

Different physical characters

The spiral staircase is where the “special” and

“Non-special” children of the school

Come together to eat – compañere –

To break bread together.

 

Between sky blue helter-skelter and a spiral staircase,

Between green trees, under blue sky,

In blue suits and blue jeans,

Here in London.

Lunch, in Fortune Street Park.

We unwrap sandwiches, we munch

Wraps folded in waxed paper,

We break bread together, we share fortunes

– At least we live them wrapped together.

 

Wrap, fold, spiral, helter-skelter, young, old,

Green, blue, son, father.

Fortune brings us here,

Fortune wraps us together.

 

Pascale Scheurer

 

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