Spring 2013 • Vol. XXXV No. 2 PoetryApril 1, 2013 |

Moonless Night

From the Burmese   in the company of matter over mind ghosts working as wage-earners are churning out the profits— moonless night greedy sorcerers break into a virgin's tomb— moonless night enjoy one feast return from another they're uncorking a champagne— moonless night in the hood of a snake is the song of a ghost before dawn you will hear it when the bones crow— moonless night the living call out their approval the dead cannot say "aye"— moonless night on the steep hill unfortunate sheep shall be sacrificed— moonless night moonless night full moon night

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James Byrne recently edited I am a Rohingya (Arc Publications, 2019). He is a poet, editor, and translator living in Liverpool, England.

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