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For the Croaking Lizards

Kei Miller

who love art more than most, travelling
from painting to painting as one might
through archipelagos; who can predict
pregnancies by falling on top of heads;

whose translucent skins reveal
a green/blue love inside them;

who give of their extremities
most generously to cats;

whose routines are more precise than clocks; who though
hated and hunted, have remained

profoundly unbothered; nights are loud
with the shrugs of lizards.
Taken from 'The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Zion'...
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