Outside on a spread of lawn,
behind the fishpond.
Dinner with Grandfather.
Tender pepper thighs
and a splash of water,
a table of reminded wisdom.
Pockets of cropped moonlight
break like lamps on a wall.
Then nature disappears,
the last whispers
in the night veld
as the dogs snarl at snakes,
tension and profanity,
my brother an instant memory.