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Robert Okaji

Robert Okaji lives and works in Austin, Texas. His work has recently appeared in Vayavya, Middle Gray, Clade Song and Prime Numbers Magazine. Read his poems: Agave, Nocturne with a Line after Kees and Earth. Advertisements

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Agave

It might deceive. Or like a cruel window, live its life unopened, offering a view yet reserving the taste for another’s tongue, ignoring even the wind. The roots, as always, look down. Robert Okaji

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Nocturne with a Line after Kees

I close my eyes and see nothing but rain. And after, take pity for what turns beyond sight: the wretched flower, a hiss from the road. Last night the wind stole sleep from my body, leaving me alone, wordless, listening … Continue reading

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Earth

Tremor and stone beset upon the calm. Now water lines the road’s bed, and we see no means to pass. Even so you break what falls. Robert Okaji

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