November 3, 2010 Coldfront
This Morning Feature

from An invitation to a struggle

Consider the stories we tell, the moral
or meaning lost over time. Perhaps it is culture
hindering the dog from learning
good etiquette. Colour as a cause. Naturally,
in a volte-face we can say it is a native’s
compliment because we advertise
for a fairer tint. In stories of war
the other is chimera, a shapeless
behemoth in need of a lesson. Shades
of white and black are disavowed
in the color chart in the industry
of happiness because we mind our manners
at home. Fatigue has lain the empire low.

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