Poetry Shelf Monday poem: Mere Taito’s ‘Reception Frame’


Reception frame


the goose waddles

down the cobbled

sidewalk that leads

to the bath with

glass wings


it washes its pigeon

English and swallows

its honk to cluck like

a creole chicken


only the goose God

understands this


the rest of us

be silent.

stop gawking.

wait patiently.


light a warm fire

when the goose

is done


Mere Taito



Mere Taito is a Rotuman Islander poet and flash fiction writer living in Hamilton with her partner Neil and nephew Lapuke. She is the author of the illustrated chapbook of poetry titled, The Light and Dark in Our Stuff.








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