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Apr/May 2009

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Spotlight

 

Aditi Machado


(These are excerpts—click on the title to view the full piece)

 

Campsite
 
The children play a game of hide-and-seek. Are these earthworms
hiking up for air? You feel them on your back.

 

Maya
 
In Keats, she finds all
the lengths of countryside she wants, unfurling yards of cloth.
This is mine, she says, holding her sari to her face.

 

The Photographer's Escape
 
What do they want
so close to me where I can see the blood string
in their eyes, reticulate?

 

Dev, he calls me
 
Will he smoke
or brood? Either way, he leaves ash
on everything, always an explosion.

 

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