caravanserai

caravanserai
august 2022

Caravanserai
The image, sourced via Pinterest & linked to the site ‘worldhistory.org’, is credited there to Fred Dunn & captioned: A modern camel caravan in Morocco.

in the heat
they said you
would see things
of __s h _i _m__m_e_ r,
delicious tableaux
of water that gives
at the touch like
skin into dark pools,
skin fragrant in
its sweat, sweet
in its salt,
they said
that if you took
the stairs that
tremble like
mercury held
to a flame
as if
they were
truly there,
they would
give way into
waking on a
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outshadowed

outshadowed
may, june 2022

outshadowed
Weathercat moon snap of Te Wai Mokoia.

on that shore
of the estuary
in risen sun down
roof and leaf
my shadow dangled
to and drew back
from those waters,
sprat and seaweed
salt smells
so knew myself stood
east, shadow
shortening to my
bare feet, right back
under the toe
or sandal lip by noon,
now this late age
on this shore,
a shadow growing
toward the tide
touching outstretched
on its waters
without feeling,
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