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Frank Meintjies

Love of Monuments

for some reason
I like monuments
hilltop ones
with hundreds of stone steps leading up to them

out of breadth
I reach the top

in a grass patch
below the sculpted form
abstract or realist
i spit out phlegm

i read the inscription
words, moments,
dates, unveilings
buried in the past
a past of creaking wood & iron

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