Sand Flies

A midnight hike
shooting stars, sand flies

the edge of a black sea
oily rock pools
stars and crabs

up along a path
shoes crackle
dud fireworks from the factory

Commandoes, strict and cool,
watch clouds turn snow
a blue halo dipped in orange

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A rebate is a reptile, a snake, I think
one you'd find in a desert, normally

The man who phoned in
to the radio station with a question
was told, 'you should receive a rebate'

Feeding it might be a problem

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Genevieve loves the power
Loves to fish
Gets you on a hook
watches you wriggle
It amuses her for days
It's the only way
to get her
to shut up

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