The Coconut Graveyard

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Leaving Akwatia
craving coconuts
roadside vendors

two disappointing stops

we found coconuts…
finally i thought.

The thought quickly vanished

The graveyard

Coconut shells
piled onto a hill
mimicking skulls
after a battle
in ancient times

A handful
of live coconuts
sat above the shells
like kings
or simply


the end of their simple
delicious lives
from the man with the large cutlass.

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