on my knees / between shifts

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overgrown trail / myopia

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Not an I in Sight

Published in The Blo͞o Outlier Journal Summer Issue 2021 (Issue #2)

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8 ku

these pieces now appear in Heliosparrow Poetry Journal

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dawn raids

This ku attempts to express the intonation that my voice has as I read it.

The second line’s “shining on” refers somewhat to the impersonal disinterest of the moon in the manner of Pink Floyd’s “shine on you crazy diamond”, thus suggesting that the moon itself at dawn is an overstayer. It also serves as a lead-in to the object of a run-on sentence inferring the focused light of the raider’s torches on “an objectified person”.

https://nzhistory.govt.nz/culture/dawn-raids
https://www.nzonscreen.com/title/dawn-raids-2005

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our palms

for John Stevenson

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for want

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Gamma Tucanae

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morning mist / a new name

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the ascension / at Akitio

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