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Conspiracy Theories

Conspiracy Theories I a siege of frangipani or a kiss an incense assault or transcendence threatened by foliage pierced by dawn vanilla is a poison and you’re a killer undressed   II planes slowly find Bali smoke tears away to … Continue reading

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The Casualties of the Season

The Casualties of the Season 1 Boy hangs over handle bars. Youths crouch, listless. They watch a legend ride his motorbike around and around. The sky is a fresh sheet on an empty bed. The sky is a muted TV. … Continue reading

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The Best Way to Approach a Volcano

When the Hill Stands Still Mahomet made the people believe that he would call a hill to him, and from the top of it offer up his prayers, for the observers of his law. The people assembled; Mahomet called the … Continue reading

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Kites, their Shadows & the Teeth of Dogs

  Staying Out of It This is just the shadow of the kite, and not the kite itself. It can’t put its tail in its mouth. And it can’t fight back. It moves quietly across the rice. It haunts the … Continue reading

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Saraswati and the Search for Happiness

Repeating Happiness Three times she washes my flesh. Three times she rinses my soul. Three times she frees my mind from a loop of questions. Thankful tears rise like a flock of herons from the padi. Thanks fall to this … Continue reading

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Cutting Tracks

Cutting Tracks A hermit crab makes like he’s a shell. But I know where this crab has been. I can see his tracks blabbering all the way from the waves to this moment. It all comes to a stop right … Continue reading

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The Map of Comfort

The Map of Comfort I ran out of heart. I was streets ahead of you at the time and the warning light came on. I thought I could limp to the nearest servo but halfway down Cavenagh Street, I ran … Continue reading

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