Monday, September 24, 2007

Thanks for the ride

Jungle Grammar — the Verb “To Be”

Slash, slash, slash
Wack, wack, wack
Cutting this jungle brush
is killing my back.

My machete worn down
to a kitchen knife
from wack, wack, wack
on its metallic life.

Slash, slash, slash
Working on this land, so fine
proves to me that everything
is, has been or will be a damned vine.

"Excerpts from my book, Santarém - Riverboat Town, A Gringo's Own Account of Tourism on the Brazilian Amazon and Tapajós Rivers.

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