Category Archives: essay

the damas trees of sitteen

the damas trees of sitteen  green conocarpus dinosaurs lined up in mid island of sitteen silent witnesses to the flow of red-tailed worms this side of the world and yellow-headed creepers on the other side of evening traffic. lancifolius roots … Continue reading

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dawn

  dawn the causeways rattle under sleepy feet waking to the call to prayer at dawn; winds snake from below the sea as sharp bites to a native reality and the tide gently laps to grace the burdened stilts. the … Continue reading

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the crocodile and the flies of bunawan

the crocodile and the flies of bunawan they believe they caught the biggest saltwater crocodile alive the same crocodile that they think feasted on their water buffaloes, the same crocodile they hold responsible for the disappearance of a farmer a … Continue reading

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Peculiar 5-7-5s and their imaginings

The book project I mentioned previously (in The Lives Words Live) is taking shape slowly but surely. In this post, I share some aspects of the development process between Zee and me. Since Zee is illustrating from his base in … Continue reading

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Circuitry

Circuitry The electric circuitry paces An environmental complex even as The swinging of one’s cradle Accelerates to and fro And to and fro: Finally dislodges me. Acquiring media as extension Of my biped humanity, Transcends uneventfully circles Of this child’s … Continue reading

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Recite!

If my memory still serves me right, back in kindergarten, we were taught a rhyme that went like this: “…away with coffee, away with tea, milk, milk come to me!…” At home I was however reciting  — nay, more like … Continue reading

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walking on sand & sea

walking on sand and sea how can i mark time with my footprints in the sand beneath glassy sea? © ssj 2017 Author’s note:  In the above photo, the texture of the clear sea on sand may seem hard, rough and … Continue reading

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