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  • manifests
    as rotten orange rue codfish
    over-leased public market stands
    the magnifying glass of cowrie shells
    where should we draw the line?

    peeling buildings, chafed sidewalks
    milky juice canal corroding
    with floating pebbles, on water
    abandoned warehouses for seafaring
    botoxed by street artistry
    the ceremonious ethic of Graffiti solstices

    the urgency of hot days to conclude business trades
    street vendors get ahead without delays
    the culture of loopholing city hall
    an aquarium of light emerges on the margins of the river
    corrugated cardboard disposable plastic, and beer cans

    the shards of glass inherent to beach sand
    and the traffic lights speed ahead
    the slashing of tires momentarily halted
    combustible cells and gases escape
    the catalyst, this
    sub-equatorial singe

    yet a satellite follows wherever I go.
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