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blues for a brown river.

the mekong
perpetual
part stride † † † †
part stam
 † † † † † †mer
part dragon
part lion dance

the crust
of brown-wet lips
earths
these old houses
bent in soft drama,
a pornographic death
flown in fades of
yellow expanse
memories and
massacres

under rice hats
and
inside pha sin*
a people
never
feels snows falling
never
knows full pockets
or
the riverís other bank.

 † † † † † † † † † † † †*traditional skirt

 tedefroberts©2021

Bon_Mot
Written by Bon_Mot
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Author's Note
Dedicated to the Thai; their crises seem ceaseless as their river.
(My photo: Mekong Morning Catch. Taken in 2019)
All writing remains the property of the author. Don't use it for any purpose without their permission.
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