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A Hundred Gourds 3:4 September 2014

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Violet Rose-Jones - Australia


The Scent of Ylang Ylang in Her Hair.


River ripples are above us in light reflecting on mango leaves. She takes my hand and places it on her bare, caramel belly: Lower? A ripe mango drops, splits, oozes juice . . .

paper daisies
seeds flying free:
last clouds of summer



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