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Quantum physics dictates that,
Looked at directly matter will disappear.

Big physics says that electrons can be bound,
Entangled, still

Unified theory does not allow multiple existences,

These are matters of the heart.
Sometimes looking at love directly can destroy it,

And we don’t want lovers disappearing,
To burnt, brawny, Ulaanbaatar without us, we

Want them flourishing and,
No matter how ribald, how

Cherished they are, at times a
Gaze averted can fertilize love,

Parry an argument,
Can better the road ahead;

Dew off fingertips,
Off eyelashes,

Sweat,

May glisten brightest,
When not looked at directly.
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-short evocative poetry-

Published in: on August 25, 2015 at 09:24  Leave a Comment  
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Officer in Charge

“There are no terrorists at this location”

Reads the title,
In classic bold type,

On Foolscap paper,

In a dusty drawer,
On a dusky desk,

Inside a police outpost in Isiolo.

“The drilling rigs will make no difference to,
The cows or the goats or the lives of the people,

Who do not live here.”

“The construction does not impinge on farms,
And will be manned by machines not capable of dying,

So there is no need to worry,

The oil will be distributed fairly,
According to the percentages,

Agreed to in the constitution.”

“The matter of people living in Isiolo does not come into this.
There are no people here.”

-evocative short poetry-

Published in: on June 21, 2015 at 17:03  Leave a Comment  
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We cavort wildly with language

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The fish comes steaming, and
English is not the only language making sense.

Here politics comes with dark green Kale spewing flavor,
Kenyans having lunch on the Boulevard,

Lakeshore strip, Victoria;

Commitment is the idea that momentum cannot disrupt motion, that
Committed, one moves forward,

Becoming better,

Choosing beyond the sound
Of Visiting Americans,

Prodigal sons,

Providing proof of the pudding, cavorting
Wildly,

With language, the idea that language is not owned, it is spoken –

Shot beyond the target,

Marriage for instance, cannot not be left with just men and women,

It must not be left to white opinion,
It is,

A new democratic notion, an
African one.

In time.

-evocative short poetry-

Published in: on June 15, 2015 at 21:59  Leave a Comment  
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