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The Undertaker Birds


by Amantine B



like the footprint of fowl

you delta my heart

miles, upriver;

craft me

into a molapo

to sail me

by mokoro . . .

 -

the river

of your surface;

breathes my journey

of water to

become sediment,

born of my flood:

sandbled.

-

marabou storks stalk

the makgadikgadi salt;

the undertaker birds

arrive to feast

on the residue

of

this african sun.


 

 

 

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molapo  - floodplain

mokoro - dugout canoe

 

 

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