February 2022

old city sewer—
you too can be the centre
of an empire


 

penal colony—
a mezzo-soprano sings
with deep conviction


 

real or royal
a triple-peaked hill
spears the heart


 

I am a camera
bidding goodbye to Berlin
—cabaret night


from Robben Island
a white tablecloth lies draped
over apartheid


 

blossom clouds—
do the bells sound from Edo
or Tokyo?


 

Moscow—
a metonymy
of means


 

river of grace—
blessed are the favelas
under outstretched arms