of a civilised hell
excitement is the child's allotment
when ships throw down rusted anchor
that old colonial port
nose up thresholds
ingest carefree cock
and careless baggage
when boat and Eagle spread rag-sail
summon wind flutter and fly
on the prow of a bileful river
mother stands angular on verandah
stares at the heartless departed
heartlessly throws child and dream over the brim
into the bullring...
in Dresden and Desau
where Adriano fell
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await Ausleander corpses
from Niger or Nigeria
rushing in flying coffins
into new embers of an old inferno...
the eagerness of a 'burnt again.'