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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & General Editor
Volume 8, Number 4, December 2014

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Andrea Cecon
Cividale del Friuli Italy


Refugee

He told me about himself, about his life. He often told me about his native country. You can't find sophisticated drinks or Martini dry "on the rocks" in that place: no fancy restaurant, no exclusive shop. You can't get Levi's jeans there, but nowadays it seems like all these things don't mean much anyway.

barbed wire—
a refugee entangled
in a memory

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Author's Note: This ekphrastic haibun is based on a photograph in a "Nairobi Street Scenes" collection by Marco Valerio Esposito which is used with his permission.

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