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Sleep Jumping
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4/4/18

Eighteen years ago...
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A Moment with the Maid

The Transkei was a so-called homeland in Apartheid South Africa. Umtata (now Mthatha) was its capital. The berg winds are hot dry winds that blow strongly from the mountains of the interior to the coast.
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A Ride by the Lake

I guess it made sense to ride by the lake where we'd apparently fallen in love, and see it under renovation; It had seemed so remote, so real. You'd...
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A Room In Chungking

On the gritty wall askew in sultry disrepair, hangs Hokusai’s Great Wave. Almost a window once perhaps, this place has won it over. Below on crumpled...
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At Surf's End

dedicated to my twin nieces who are surfers
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Body and Soul (IP)

Image by Carl Van Vechten - Van Vechten Collection at Library of Congress, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=28680

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The Missile was righteous It shaped a wicked arch Over the helmeted hedge of law (who were sworn by their wages to allow through nothing more) And flaunted its rectangularness To the discombobulated fascist
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Drowning

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Energy

A poem about a dead dog's role in debunking a clever priest's stab at science
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Erratic

The way of the Loofah..(story)
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Girl in the Tree

Reworking of yesterday's attempt
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I'm Home

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Lying Here

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Me and the Moon

A playful rapport with the space-suspended Moon. “You orbit me,” I tell it to its face; just banter. We’ve weaved through hard times, me and the Moon...
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Memory of a Mamba

I saw a mamba, A black one,
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Mrs. Xu

This is dedicated to my Taiwanese mum-in-law who lives with and looks after us.
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On Comedown Hill

On Comedown Hill over a London that comes into eye like a quivering polaroid in a brittle breeze as the bubble we've been nursing wastes away down to...
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On Losing a Lake

Our local reservoir (Shih men Reservoir- Northern Taiwan) is on the verge of being totally empty. This led to the conversation I had with my class of 5th graders which in turn led to thought and this barely poetic poem.
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Principal Wang

A poem about the principal of the school I teach at.
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Romance Killer

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The /fɑːl/

I’d heard of a swimmer, from you I think, who’d attempted to cross the Vaal. As a boy it had scared me; the river had a menace no number of...
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The Bee

Leah-Lyd wants to know what colour a chameleon would change if it fell into water. I'm pretty sure she's hoping I’ll say they turn clear; it's kind...
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The Cleaners

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The Gull

This morning as I walked to work sipping at the idea of solipsism and the perfect spring morning I couldn’t be sure of a Hove gull breached what I...

The Last Stop

The death of a bus driver
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The Piano Lesson

Through the ceiling, above my lazy fan, sounds vividly the knocking foot pedal, and less distinctly the tightly knitted notes. Chopin perhaps, but...

The Song of the Pick

The Song of the Pick is a painting by the South African painter, Gerard Sekoto. Great South Africans like him were kept from my textbooks at school (mostly in the eighties). I only discovered him recently. This poem is my take on his painting.
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The Termini Flower

An encounter at Rome station that has stuck with me.
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Dear Lyd

A letter to my grandmother, Lydia Raubenheimer.
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Dear Jungle John

My grandfather invented..
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Cerebral Malaria

once bitten...

Goodnight America

image by Prosopee [CC BY-SA 3.0 ( https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0 )], from Wikimedia Commons
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Sugar on Lemon

This image is in the public domain because it contains materials that originally came from the Agricultural Research Service, the research agency of the United States Department of Agriculture.
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Fall

Own image
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Bracken Ward Hero

A reworking of a little poem from yesterday. The accompanying image is my own.
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The Namib

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