Cedar wood

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Cedar scent hangs on the slopes of Mt. Mulanje

Mahogany boys in football shorts run

sweating along the tracks with planks

Contraband

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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