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Assam. Poetry by Krishna Lewis

Assam 

In the forest of Kaziranga, on the bank of the Brahmaputra,  a rhinoceros and heron saunter in flaxen-tipped grass in each other’s distant company.  No tigers this evening, my cousin and I descend the viewing stand. She grasps the bannister with my dead mother’s hand. It is more perfect than I have known, fingers tapering to coral pink in the waning light’s glow, the tawny skin now more sweet enveloped in gold.   She and I sit on the landing as two silh...

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