MANISHA ANJALI



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NEPTUNE:
A DREAM ARCHIVE

works —
   - kala pani
   - otherwordly hymns
   - moon lolo/sun fish
   - birth of the saint
   - the mountain

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Mark

moon lolo/sun fish


sugar kane woman, witchcraft press 2016
       

you play coconut milk harmonium
      in the earth oven.

disembodied black hands feed me
         moon lolo & sun fish
    & magic my hair
in 2 french plaits.

   when you died
     you wanted to go back
  into the lovo

so we could milk you & eat you
so we could milk you & eat you

so we could undress you & taste you
so we could undress you & taste you

you drowned in coconut milk like a food

& you talked a lot about coconut milk
the way they did it in the old days (LABASA 1922) 
when you could hide under elephantine banana leaves with     hungry spirits 
         wrap yrself in tin foil
   baby blu jeans
      a torn mosquito net.

your milk turned black
when you watched me in my sleep

your hair was a soft black cotton ball
& you had no face.

your hair was a soft black cotton ball
& you had no face.

I fold myself in half & in half again

I fold myself in half & in half again

on your lovely lovely floorboards.


little black frogs jump out of my heart & into your kava bowl.

Mark