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A Kenyan Accident
 
flamingo’s fly where she goes
the jeep wheel spinning free
blue, blue orange sky
Nakuru’s baked white pink
 
she once was loving, laughing
watched children – shout, sing, smile
red fast, brown hot, too fast, too fast
then she’s crashing craters
 
sweet sweat that tastes of rock
killing, killing
tilt, untracked –
the acacia standing guard
 
now creamy skin all torn
blood eyes that
stare at lava
children’s faces frozen time
 

 

 

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