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CACTUS AT NIGHT CITY

"Dances with Flowers" by Jana Khoury

Night city skyline
in the elevated blue blur
of concrete pots


Stored, engorged
with succulence,
in empty space, like atoms


Like people
and ceramic goats
poised still
on impossible mountains


Like strips of southern blots
blotching the chromatic ether
polychrome black


Last night of the old city
new things rising
slowly like stars


Small things dying
on a windowsill
plants in beer bottles, hope


Lights out in towers 2 and 3
Someone burning the midnight
tungsten filament
looking up at redeyes


Leave me alone
in precarious refuge
in suicidal silhouette
sweet succulent


The promise was
you take care of me
and I take care of you


Power cuts and no stars
No moon in the night sky
No woman in the frame of light


No
windows in the box of shadows
Curtain billows with hot August
in sulfur clouds 


A dark streak down

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Mario Jamal

Mario Jamal lives in Beirut, where he writes short works of fiction, poetry, and an experimental blog called Hana’s Lemons. 

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  • really beautiful. I tried to find your blog “Hana’s Lemons” but I couldn’t, can you post it here please :)?
    cheers

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