Dunes

a song is muffled underthe weightof thousands of tons of sandunder the weightrocks breakand on the limestone, I laylistening to the night You cannot see your handsbefore you, but they are orange.stained from the dustthat coats the wild dog’s fur. you, small and skinny,misplaced your desert lover:vulpine and wily you found your wayhalfway across the…

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Camouflage

midday sun melts like silk in thin limestone crevices squint between the folds of your kufiyah protect yourself from the sand, military presence hidden in desert hills destruction in the desert a warm breeze brings home the faint smell of gold

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Salt

kneel where jesus was baptised by john, drink the weight of your sins and strip to elemental depths It is always silent in the sea of death, let the stale salt cake in your wounds, drink the water of the holy land heal your wounds between desert hills only to find you have been swallowing…

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