ETHNOGRAPHY, Robert Beveridge

by Robert Beveridge

Consider the space between
atoms, the way light penetrates.
Research. Compare. Contrast.
The possibility that marmosets
make better pets than lions,
but only on certain continents.
The differences in magic shows
in Ljubljana and Lagos.
Variations in tarot layouts
or how bones cast in certain
configurations portend good health
at one end of town, doom
in the other.

		             You awaken
head on desk amidst reams
of computer printout, stack
of books bound in black leather
and pour yourself another glass.
Busy day ahead. Endless cultures
await research, comparison, contrast.

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