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Tropical Scars: Page 6 of 19

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Piece Of My Moon

shivering
            eveningtide
of blood corpuscles
                           turning blue

the stadium: emptied
                    of sounds, slogans and life

Litter.

Left behind
to dismantle the altar
with a taste of anxiety fermenting
bittercool brain.

I turned my back
                        on any personal sermon
of communicating
                        of spitting out
a peice of my moon
of ripping through stars, through veins
  instead
I wore a mask
as I usually do
hoping for some laughter's approval
- a muffled applause.

But this piece of my moon
turns,
turns,
turns,
the tides of disaster,
invoking shadows
provoking desire
ancestries of sin
to stamp down my feet
outrhyming the darkness...

Taking stock, comrades
just taking stock
all that I have
is that indigo-coloured
piece of my moon
and it turns
turns
turns
and froths the tides of disaster.

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Destined to be an important contribution to progressive writing in S.A. - Frank Meintjies