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UNDER THE DARK OF THE VINE VERANDA

Coral dust blowsoff the white beachonto the slatted table. Overhead, a trellisof brown wood and green leavesand, pushing through, dense clustersof pink and whiteLadies’ Finger Nails,sweet scented with a trace of lime. An orchestra of cicadas,the rustling of a milliontiny … Continue reading

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NEW RECRUITS TO THE GUARDROOM

On Tuesday after a silenceof three months,suddenly,where the junglethrows evening shadows over the bougainvilleas,all the cicadas shouted out at once;stretching and releasing their tymbalslike the shimmering and vibratingof a thousand silver cymbals. No notices were posted on the trees.No announcements … Continue reading

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GETTING INTO HOT WATER

The forest is dense and undisturbed,the trees high and overshading,the birdsong harsh and shrill,the giant cicadas persistentlike throbbing brass. Paths have been clearedand wooden bridges laidover a latticework of hot yellow streams.These infiltrate the vegetationand send up clouds of steam. … Continue reading

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