Pearly don't know how she going to get through the evening. She want to tell him. But she caan tell him. He only going think she forward or worse yet fool fool. For don't that's what her sister did say, 'Pearly you fool fool eh chile!' But if she don't tell him, how she going know ... ? Pearly mixing up the ice cream worse than when she first start the job ... people want guava, she scooping up paw paw or mango, tamarind, ginger, why they don't just want chocolate, it easy to find ... as for vanilla, rum and nut, sweetsop and coconut all of them the same colour ... coconut that is how it all start...
Browne, Diane, Waltzing in the Garden, Kunapipi, 15(3), 1993.