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Headline Nepal

Headline Nepal

Body against body
hand on arm, 2 & 3 to a paper
Men bend over the day's headlines,
reading over shoulders
reading, nonetheless,
knowing how their lives stay the same,
reading how this and that happens
this and that will happen
Walls all around
smeared with torn hammers & sickles
with the faded lovers of cinema ads
and with broad lettered signs
hawking S W E E T S,
Head bent hauling a sack
full of this and that This
 and That a man struggles past
despairing of burdens
forgetting to set his down
Knowing not to, not
knowing to exit Stage Left
he sees his face on page one
beneath the Headline
Heavy Load  Happy Face  Nepali

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