Thursday, May 21, 2015

Decorative Rug Vendor (Livelihood Series)

Dr Abe V Rotor
Juliet S Mahusay 54, vendor of floor mat, seat cushion and the like, takes a break
in her rounds in Lagro. QC.

Who wouldn't be amazed by the decorative rugs
     that grace the sala, bed and floor,
made of trimmings and cuts otherwise waste
     given a second life and honor?

Ingenious expression of grassroots' art and skill,
     out of necessity's influence;
and who would take the trouble to piece together
     the remnants of affluence?

but a kindly lady, a bundle of rugs on her head,
     down the road everyday;
what matters to her may be a different story,
     but the li'l respect we pay.~

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