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April: Boro Zebebe

March 31, 2016

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April: Boro Zebebe

by James Sherry

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About James Sherry

James Sherry is the author of 12 books of poetry and prose, most recently Oops! Environmental Poetics. He is the founder of Segue Foundation and editor of Roof Books. He lives in NYC.

“Doesn’t know how to Talk,
Doesn't Drink,
Doesn't Smoke,
Doesn't chase Women...
He can't even Fish”5

No dim sum trolley Portent
Of their chatoyant future
A megalodon shark Fossil tooth
In a compromised State.

"Time has shed its cloak
of wind, rain and cold,
to assume the Embroidery
of the sun, shining bright and beautiful."6


 

5 Rebozo speaking of his first meeting with Nixon. Obviously he softened his tone.
6 Charles d ’Orleans