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by De Waal

Lustre

2014/07/29 in Uncategorized

Photo by De Waal Venter

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Coloured perceptions

At night his breath
is blue
like the presence
of a hunting leopard.
His hands move
in yellow flashes,
his eyes gleam
with the silver lustre
of a striking barracuda.

Through the black of the night
he carves an indigo trail
towards the invisible green
of the morning.

There is a sound:
it is brown as old blood,
it is the sound
of a thought breaking loose
from a brain.

It is recorded,
all of this -
memorised by herds of electrons
that are forced into patterns,
white upon white.

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The inner life of vegetables

2014/07/28 in Uncategorized

 

Photo by De Waal Venter

Photo by De Waal Venter

 

Lustful vegetarian

Carrots are cathedrals
of nutrition,
pointing their orange towers
into the cloudy air
of the future.

Beans provide the pods
on which to travel
from today
into the vastly unknown,
frighteningly unpopulated empty spaces
of tomorrow.

Onions hold
the tempting philosophies
yet to be discovered;
one set of truths
held secretly in the arms
of another encompassing brother.

Let me toy with lettuce,
the flirting frills
of its smiling leaves,
let them kiss my lips
with its fleeting flavour.

But I will not be able to resist
the red lust
of the tomato’s yielding flesh,
its sensual sap.
I am governed
by my desires.