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Rhapsody On Q A

 Uche Ogbuji
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Rhapsody On Q A
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Uche Ogbuji (http://uche.ogbuji.net) was born in Calabar and flung around the world (Nigeria, Egypt, England, U.S., etc.) by his parents until...read more he figured out the brakes on his skater sneaks and fetched up in the shadow of Boulder's famous Flatirons (what up Chief Niwot!) He juggles a large family with a day job making libraries and their catalogues relevant on the web, as well as snowboarding, coaching, playing and watching soccer (he's a Gooner), kenpo karate, hip-hopping, don't-stopping, finding any excuse to dance, and of course reading and writing poetry. His poems have worldwide and his poetry chapbook, Ndewo, Colorado (Aldrich press, 2013) is a Colorado Book Award Winner. He is editor at Kin Poetry Journal, runs the @ColoradoPoetry Twitter project, and is a founding, former editor at The Nervous Breakdown.
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Windswept glissade along curve of sand dune
Each step mounting from base camp Casablanca
Time lapsed in your wink, slow-slip phase of moon.

Light on temples, Nepal to Sri Lanka,
You glide, traveling soul, earth-bound fixed foot,
Each step mounting from base camp Casablanca,

From past-life luxury of Hatshepsut
To present serene, composed asana;
You glide, traveling soul, earth-bound fixed foot

The fine line of qi, sly, sensual prana;
Such luscious fruiting, fig and cantaloupe,
Posed present still-life, comely asana.

Daytime evidence of bright heliotrope:
Van Gogh curlique, drawled drip of hot hue,
Over luscious fruiting, fig, cantaloupe,

And rubied ripe peach against Biscay blue,
Windswept glissade along curve of sand dune,
Van Gogh curlique, drawled drip of hot hue—
Time lapsed in your wink, slow-slip phase of moon.

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