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-         Des Dillon (U.K.)

Those that deal in water shall be stood

in the centre of the Kalahari

on the trail less padded on by camels

while endless  sandstorms and grinding dime size

grains tear your clothes and skin and bone until

your dusts are blown every way the wind goes.

Those that profit by bread with your mouth full

of cabbage and milk shall have your lips sewn


together and banquets laid out on silk.

May the stitches sting and your fat lips rip

and the blood run down your chin. For you shall

have spoon and you shall have fork but nothing

to put it in.  The table of the world

has bread divided, water provided.