If you go down to Greerton today
You’re sure of a big surprise
There’s colourful wool on the trees today
You’d better go in disguise
For every being that ever there was
Will gather here for certain
Because today’s the day that knitters have spun a yarn bomb
I go to Greerton for the luxury yet affordable Lox Salon & Spa.
I go to Greerton for the illusion of Montmatre and sit at the communal table to alert all I’d like to speak francais at Le Chat Noir.
I go to Greerton for the daim bars from The Remarkable Sweet Shop.
When I was 10 I used to go to Greerton for the chocolate dipped orange choc chip ice-creams to be put onto Mum’s account.
When I was 10 I used to go to the pet shop to kneel down leaking colour orange on the carpet to smell the coats of the puppies.
When I was 10 I was lucky and thought my silver endeavour would push all the others out of the machine down the steps in white light, into my wide waiting hands as we queued for our hot newspapered package.
Today I’d invite you to go to Greerton.
I’d encourage you to buy some fish and chips and sit with a whole pack of whanau in Greerton school’s playground and taste the hot salty kai moana and tatties.
But before that I’d implore you to walk arm in arm from the roundabout of the old Cobb ‘n Co the home of the pink panther and traffic light on Cameron Road.
I’d ask you to turn left into Chadwick Road (but don’t miss the bit of fluff and pink of Virginia and Co outside the sweet shop).
I’d whisper keep on walking until the end, until you’ve seen the bras wrapped around arms at the adult shop.
I’d suggest this would be a super activity for the upcoming July School Holidays.
Then I’d finish by singing – tell you fwiends.
Watch them watch us unawares and see them listening to our convos
See them still then sway about
They love to be silent and seen
They never have any cares
At sometime o’clock their knitters will naked them and sigh aloud
‘Cause they’re loved treasured Greerton trees
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A photologue of the crafted tree of Kimberley and Emily will feature soon.