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Termite tree

  Termite creep, regurgitate, in crumbling, crusted rise, bark disguised, trunk vandalised – creature conquers all, yet life maintains in steady growth, despite the parasite; dusty coat, dour detritus, which holds and does not fall.

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The natural world

NIGHT The night in settled shadows breathed beside my bed and then, in captured arms of morning light, transformed herself again. In rustled shake of darkened robes, she crept through cornered hours, and breathed herself ephemeral; through day’s long shining … Continue reading

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Counting blessings

We are coming up to three years in Malawi – yes, it has gone fast, yes it has been seriously challenging and yes it is practice for living in the now, accepting what is, and being incredibly grateful to be … Continue reading

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the thief

You worked so well for so many years, supporting your family, close and extended, with an eye to detail and a sharp, quick mind which meant you could see without being told. Reliable, responsible, hard-working and efficient, and it seemed … Continue reading

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The maid

  When you have nine sons And your husband is dead, So many years ago Murdered by bandits, There is much that you need. And you are the one Who must find it. And so it is for Sao And … Continue reading

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