of war and redemption

statue of a portuguese officer, macau ©papa osmubal

statue of a portuguese officer, macau ©papa osmubal


of war and redemption

john mateer

In a Bar
You fuckers kept invading my country, the Angolan says,
leaning into my face like the reflection of something dead.

I say, That’s one of the reasons I left my country…
YES, MY FRIEND: his patting me on the back

foretells a joke. The Macanese hostesses watch on.
Behind them, the mirror alive with a scintillating harbour.

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