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Wednesday, 29 August 2012

sole food (soul foot)

"I've bleedin' haemarrhoids", an old hippie shoe-maker bared as, his sole; hemorrhaging un-staunched: "psycho-somatic though, you know -- anal fissures?" He thought. 

Thought again, then again out loud: "Guess I should stop calling people bleedin' arse-holes".

...gas so.

Sunday, 26 August 2012

sin set

aperitif, 4 parts spirit, 1 part love;
flaky potato, seasoned to bits with salt, pepper, and butter-to-boot; 
wife's masala chicken, 
dash of home-made mustard, tabasco, and a zesty, by far too fresh-for-its-own-good young, most-green lemon 
– shades of a piña colada sinset... 
... sunset, at Roodeplaat, or was that, Ventersdorp, or Standerton.... damn?
bon appétit.

(for Yusuf 'Jeremy' Karodia)


Tuesday, 21 August 2012

law'n min'd

of - f
banquets and bullets,
beggars and kings,
scorched earth dreams,
screams, ice
cream and rings,
catalytic converters,
upheaval and rage;
profits, prophets and doom;
gloom, boom, broom,
to sweep,
in its sweep
matted hair and wound,
to earth,
womb: wonder-kop,

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

to bi- or not to -bi, a mother....

... removed, insistent she un-educated.

... removed, from school at fourteen, distant resonance, hers, Belong; receding echoes [that] swirl and t'will and re-constitute the whirl'd; words that grin as though they levitate and wince while all-the-while, circumscribe, these, its objects... magisterial subjects, inhabit witch to still-dance in the black forest of majestic wake --

-- carafe, cruet, valance ...

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

dig it

o' lawd,

let be the digger my imam

and congregation at once, my Grave;

my grace;

his sweat, Be

the only du'a, my only


       ~ a non, as i get

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Monday, 6 August 2012

ken tuck 'y?

the end of the line -- the front-line;

a school-boy, ol'  happy face.

toes'ted stake, now

Wednesday, 1 August 2012


i'm performing at the joburg jazz festival.

i am?

/* no knew's is good knew's */

con brio

... rubato