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Anthropologist

Haworth Hodgkinson

 

Jungle hacking axe in hand,
he hunts for signs
of undiscovered civilisations,
untouched survivors
of centuries forgotten.

Deep in a thicket, he finds,
gathered round a fire,
park rangers burning leaf debris.
They ask him to return
to the public pathway.

 


Written 2005

Published in Pushing Out the Boat Issue 7, 2008
(Pushing Out the Boat)

Pushing Out the Boat 7


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