two women took a cage of pigeons from three lamps* to gou si duk sold for freeing

rotunda tres candieiros (three lamps) ©papa osmubal

rotunda tres candieiros (three lamps) ©papa osmubal


two women took a cage of pigeons from three lamps* to gou si duk sold for freeing

mary wong hou lam

The cage swayed casually
as they walked to the main street.
Their laughter and gossip
barely covered the woot-woot
from that little box stuffed with crazy fat birds.

They arrived at the Gou Si Duk.
Facing the busy traffic,
one of the cage sides was lifted.
All rushed to spread their wings
in between lorries, cables
and chimneys.

Still holding the empty cage,
they put their hands together.
They prayed, bowed to the air
and there was a sigh of relief.

The laughter
and gossip resumed.
All are free.


* Three Lamps (Tres Candieiros, in Portuguese) is name of a historical roundabout in Hong Kai Si (Red Market) district in Macau-SAR, China. (— papa osmubal)

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