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Auspicious Red


PoP! Boom! Bang!
All happy sounds.
Happy noises. A blast.
Firecrackers of cheers.

Blast of firecrackers.
The burst of red carpets.
Brings luck says the Chinese.
The colour red for good luck.

In a Chinese neighbourhood.
Two weeks of night booms.
Firecrackers lit at lion dances.
Auspicious red for wealth.

The last of the twelfth cycle.
The Pig enters as the Dog exits.
Next year is my zodiac animal.
The first in the calendar….the Rat.

By C.E. Pereira