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April 15, 2016

Straight maize

Straight mazie
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February 17, 2016

The eastern Table cloth

Kirstenbosch downslope, upmarket Newlands
The eastern Table cloth
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February 16, 2016

Distant Beach

Cape Town
Distant Beach
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February 15, 2016

A resharpened decline

Combatant at 9
Gradual, continuous
Civilian by 5
A resharpened decline
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January 16, 2016

This is not that place

I used to have a dream where I woke up late and the final is today. Can’t drop the class, too late. It’s already started. Up the hill and into the law school. It feels impossible. Through the window of the room on the second floor of the junior high school a college class. Ancient dark-wood desks in a square like high school history and the math teacher is taking the exam along with his students. But it’s German. His face is calm and almost smiling, gently committed to his own blissful work. As if he has all the answers. The light through the achromatic windows is that of an old library, and it flattens on a black-salt, dust-stained dirty floor from which you would never pick up the candy and eat it.

Then there’s this other dream where everything, all of the work, is miraculously completed upon my arrival. This is not that place.
This is not that place
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January 13, 2016

Apolitical landscape

Their thoughts and prayers
Do absolutely nothing
Can’t decipher that
Apolitical landscape
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April 21, 2015

Power cuts

Power cuts
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April 20, 2015

She leans when she speaks

Friends ’til the end
She leans when she speaks

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April 19, 2015

A valley storm

A dirt road, South Africa.
A valley storm
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April 18, 2015

Surface dwellers

Outside up.
Surface dwellers
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Downside in.
Surface dwellers
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