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Saturday, May 3, 2014

Brazil - Same As It Ever Was



Postcard From Rio De Janeiro
Bruce Louis Dodson 1985
Dusty candles stuck in cola bottlenecks along the curb sides
Flicker nervously against the evening traffic
Sea breeze flavored with the scent of ethanol exhaust and lipstick
Humble altars set by fire plugs, stop signs . . . tree trunks.
Cigarettes are left
A bit of candy
Shiny coins—still new
Made worthless by spectacular inflation . . . time and place
Small offerings to spirit gods displaced by fire and greed
Their forests gone forever
Forced to live upon the streets of Rio de Janeiro
With their people
Sleeping on the sidewalks
Homeless . . . petty thieves and whores
These ancient spirit gods are angry
Will they will have revenge?

Article Below Is From: The Guardian 16 April 2014Image

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