Roadside

1 Jul

red chillis; corn kernels; rice in its husk, spread with shuffling feet into long rows.

The pale crusts of coconut flesh; thick bunches of grass to plait, dyed emerald green, magenta, marigold, and thrashed flat by motos, mini busses, and oxen drawing rickety carts.

Dinner plate circles of rice paper stuck like modern art or kindergarten craft projects to bamboo frames.

Bright white salt, thousands of silvery fish, rudely gutted and butterflied.

Pepper corns, goat dung, granite gravel, daisies, all fly past.

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