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I am No' thern Sea

Tide goes out comes back
But I am no' thern Sea
I am just a stream that flows to the sea
Water that came from ice
And brought na-rud-red down
Carries bodies from the war
And careless garlands of the young
Murmurs to the sea
So much piss and shit
Brooks no laughter
Brooks that laughed at me

No I am not the emerald Sea
Not even the bracken rocks
I'm a stream and
Streams do not go back

Yanaka, from Dust Paths of Dar
Said to have been Rimbaud's lover, writing masi on vellum while working passage on a spice trader between Kerala and the African east coast, 1878
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