Blue Lotuses - Ian Storr

Country market

the transactions of doves

above in the trees


blue lotuses

vervets one by one

swim the river bend

near the road north

another train hoots twice

—the night’s heat


electrical storm

the cape buffalo bull’s

appraising stare


Karoo sheep

herded down a dirt road

flowering sweet thorn


traffic lights at red

a man with no fingers

asks for money