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East by Robert James Berry
published in Volume 6, Issue 1 on March 1st, 1999

Come, under

the big eye of god over the door

Roll your sleeves

Stand, smoke in the doorframe

Watch the drowned fields

Wet through with fire

A hen sings

in the heat soldered street

The sun polishes stones

by the saffron slow river

Go, step across

Take the cuffs of the buddha fat urchin

in the broad mollusc hat

His bright sampan shoals


Winks at the wide eyes of god

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