Dear Southern Hemisphere,
Per our agreement,
we hereby tilt the earth
entirely in your favour.
How’s Maria Rosa?
She had a tough winter, we understand.
May her burdens lighten.
And Quang Du,
living in his father’s shadow,
please give him a sun-kiss from all of us.
And absolutely everyone else
on your side of the tracks,
please let them know
that their names are as kindling to our hearts.
And thank you, by the way, for your warm wishes.
We’re holding up.
All will be well,
As ever, we hold you
under no obligation.
But if you find it in the sphere of your compassion
to give away what you so richly merit,
we certainly would not turn it down.
your friend in love, and in light,
The Northern Hemisphere