I Still Don’t Speak my Father’s Tongue

By | 3 February 2024

To be so close yet disconnected
Long stap pasim yet liklik long

Through divorce and loss, death and marriage
Long namel long katim marit na loss na maritim

The bird shaped scar across the heart of a people
Pisin sua kilok bilong manmeri

There’s no Tok Pisin word for colonisation
Because we have always existed in its wake

Both separate and connected
Tupela narakain na abrus long

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