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Purloin the Passport

 

Deal with the trauma

Of displacement through writing:

Purloin the passport

 

 

 

 

Even in letters

Conquering displacement still

Remains the most raw

 

The uncanny ease

The literature proclaimed

Made him significant

 

Unflinching story

Speaks of the solitary

Talking to ourselves

 

Ambitious ideas

Whose voices braid together

Built around the last

 

Chiseled to create

A kaleidoscopic whole

Distilled to pages

 

 

 

 

“HAIKUISATION

The haiku is a Japanese poetic form whose most obvious feature is the division of its 17 syllables into lines of 5, 7 and 5 syllables. Haikuisation has sometimes been used by Oulipians to indicate the reduction of verses of normal length to lines of haiku-like brevity. Select three sentences from a single newspaper article and “haiku” them.” –from The OULIPOST Handbook

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