Chinese Family on the MTR

They make space for them on the mtr
the mother, melon-soft
smiles at me – women recognising women
who are tired and unmade-up

the baby is a tubby mushroom
I am staring straight on as the stations flash past,
caught in this love but
unwilling to look away

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About fiercemissc

Twenty-something Geordie girl living and working in Hong Kong. Young, free and single and making the most of it.
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