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Osa Peninsula

Costa Rica

UnknownDan and the dogs.

Where: Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

Who: Natasha and Oliver/Daniel Crockett

Why:

“Busy Little God” by Daniel Crockett, April 28, 2014

His head is the teeming jungle that
Boils like schools of baitfish
Beyond the shelf
His speech is the livid chatter of kingbirds
Jarring chatter, flowing constant
Leaving behind body parts
Digested by
Seething hermit tides
Who render all to mulch
He crashes through your thickets with
Finesse of the white-lipped pig
Inviting you into the trackless interior
With a wry smile, a whispered promise
For he is an ape, of course
Nimble and caged
Cunning as the vipers
In his fingers and tongue
For when you are lost he’ll open up
The nectar in his throat
Sickly sweet questions that
Unburden every secret
Avail forgotten promises of your heart
And break them, one by one
Until lights flicker dim and
The sloth pads through his eyes
And just as you loathe each cell in his being
And vow to leave him
He is the macaw’s scarlet flourish
Temporary as falling light

Photo: Courtesy of Oliver Clegg & Natasha Chambers

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