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Leigh Davis

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were coming to see, skirting along the coast
one blond afternoon.. Willy enumerates
'range, detour, 30 kph'    having few relics, magic objects,
only details.. observing, you can tell
old from young country, young has a sharp profile..
Te Araroa is a town under the volcano..
insignificant entries. Willy's an archeaologist
or some process like that.. Puanga
has disappeared through a gap in the shore,
leaving a coded memory of his cast his
departure, intact, aligned east, hundreds
of soldiers inscribed behind him, ranked,
he being their sentinel, going
(his rod swinging back, and pitching) forward,



Last updated 4 October, 2009