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The Brook



The murmuring brook
lulls the tired stranger
to sweet repose
the cold wind caresses the stranger's face
then the night comes
the stranger lying on his back
watches the beautifully peaceful moon
always loyal
faithful and dedicated
to its cycle
one comes back to earth
awakened by the squeaking
of the insects
of night
enjoying the fearful pleasures
of listening to the scheming crickets
that wonder out of their hideouts
and remembering the staunch
vigorous smell of the markets
the smell of human bodies
toiling for the day's meal.


Khasu, Kona. “The Brook.” The Seeds of Time: A Collection of Poems. Mimeographed typescript. Monrovia, 1971. 11.

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