Rustum Kozain's Blog

February 25, 2016

Dear comrades, we see you now everywhere on Facebook we see you clown and sermonise in tweets of desperate guise while fattening off our purse rolling around on fairways and on greens posing next to your fancy cars or some American superstar patting each other on the back lips and cheeks glistening at tables of […]
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Published on February 25, 2016 21:52 • 2 views

November 14, 2015

The wind in the morning The man wakes from dream to nightmare, his night-aged knees buckling over rubble outside when he emerges from the black mouth of his house its burnt shell a meagre shelter from the wind now tugging at a loose something and the blight it brings like a scythe through the valleys. […]
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Published on November 14, 2015 06:11 • 2 views

December 29, 2014

For W. 1. Ohio, 1994 When the shutter clicked, you jumped back and hated me for that one moment you had glanced into my camera, as if my shutter had fallen like a guillotine through parts of you. I should have known. Weeks before, smoking outside after class, we both mauled Gary Snyder for playing […]
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Published on December 29, 2014 22:22 • 23 views

December 22, 2014

Christmas Eve Almost all is ruin – the Mozart fugue that fails its promise of deliberate consolation, the unending ticker and swish of a sprinkler outside, and the roads angry with traffic in last-minute errands as the year breaks again, breaks again into its manifold terrors – Christmas Eve and its solitudes for the holy […]
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Published on December 22, 2014 22:43 • 17 views

December 17, 2014

Father Crow Tick I have been a tock bird a tick crow black tock crow clawed tick to your tock shoulders tick talons tock rung round tick collar bones tock hung tick sit ridden tock along tick as you tock walk the earth tick trying tock to be one thing tick with it tock master […]
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Published on December 17, 2014 04:31 • 19 views

December 15, 2014

This carting life I met History once, but he ain’t recognize me. – Derek Walcott, ‘The Schooner Flight’ On pilgrimage down damp steps, deep inside the British Museum, among boxes stocked roof-high, I rummage. And sniff like a dog and pause, snout snuffling for my nearest quarry, for the tacks to my own, final shit. […]
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Published on December 15, 2014 07:34 • 14 views

December 1, 2014

Safari Every now and then foreigners come across the plain stop for shade speak through an interpreter to the assenting chief. They go look at the school speak to the principal see the children. A boy, older, shows them the scar like a long lunar crater below his knee the girl the large mangled star […]
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Published on December 01, 2014 09:40 • 15 views

November 29, 2014

Morning, under its wind-still, sun-gold halo. Occasional only the frisson of a breeze through a palm tree across the road, the green oak, the break of red hibiscus and the slow start of Saturday humming in a car passing leisurely by. Down the road gently rock at their moorings the tugs at harbour. Ships like […]
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Published on November 29, 2014 01:03 • 29 views

November 13, 2014

Arithmetics Millions murmuring at the foot of the mountain sand in the teeth heads weeping in the heart foreboding the hosannas like wind whipping at the robes at the sheep goats of bone and skin uddesr shriveled like a gnarl of wood under which the asp the children, the children wait can’t wait for adulthood […]
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Published on November 13, 2014 01:20 • 17 views

November 11, 2014

Leave it to us Do this, not that leave it to us eat this, not that leave it to us drink this, not that leave it to us sit like this, not like that leave it to us talk like this, not like that leave it to us walk like this, not like that leave […]
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Published on November 11, 2014 20:50 • 16 views