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I miss your sunshine and humidity. i miss the damp, sweet smell of the shallow waters of Yanaguana. i sometimes imagine myself drifting down stream on a bed of bluejay feathers and wildflowers while cicadas compose a sweet, summer symphony. i want to sweat from the heat of the sun. till my body is baked golden brown. i want to clamor on the hays street bridge that overlooks the city and watch the sky fade from mid-day to a dusty pink.

the city that haunts me is also the city that knows me. 

Found Poem

AP newspaper article

“Egypt: 3 women die in ‘honor’ crime”

In LUXOR, Egypt

a MOTHER and two DAUGHTERS,

were killed by male relatives.

who believed they’d had affairs?

so-called honor killings

WOMEN slain for violating traditional morals

in the conservative region.

men stormed the house

beating them with sharp tools,

the men wrapped the WOMEN’S bodies in blankets,

weighted them with stones,

and threw them into Nile river.

the killings were intended to protect the family’s honor.

such incidents are especially common.

WOMEN’S actions are considered to bring shame,

the courts are sometimes sympathetic.

finnegans wake blackout poems

joyce_wake

a lady of this city;

business,

reading newspaper,

smoking cigar,

arranging tumblers on a table,

eating meals,

pleasure,

etcetera, etcetera,

pleasure,

eating meals,

arranging tumblers on a table,

smoking, reading, business,

wash and brush up,

juju toffee,

comic and birthday cards;

those were the days

poetry, this is not me

this is me       this is not me       i am  i am       i am not i am not       am i am i am i       this is        not me

this is me       this is not me       i am                          i am                 am i am i am i            i am          i am

this is me       this is not me       i am                          not                  am i am i am i           i am not i am not

this is me       this is not me       i am  i am                i am                 am i am                      i am not i am not

this                 this is not me       i am                          not i                am   i am                          this is me

is                    this is not me       i am                           am                  i am    i am                             i am

me                  this is not me       i am  i am                 not i                i am        i am                        i am

he

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