Cedar wood


Cedar scent hangs on the slopes of Mt. Mulanje

Mahogany boys in football shorts run

sweating along the tracks with planks


clutched to their heads

Tourist trophies

to make a few kwacha

at roadside stalls

And the world is appalled

in the shape of donated Landcruisers

at all this illicit logging

And I think to myself

that maybe the world doesn’t know

Jack Shit


Copyright Kevin Buckle 2015

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