The Open Kimono
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The Open Kimono


Another in a series of 75-word novel poems

Photo by Laura Cortesi on Unsplash

There could be
no surprises left,
she thought,
as she made her way
through the ancient market,
wielding her cane
like a scimitar
against the small brown gypsy boys
begging for just one Dirham, insha’Allah.




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Adelia Ritchie

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