Kitende   single mom with her children in their one room house

  

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a glimpse

 

glimpse: MONSTER IN THE WEST | Daggers for teeth, we eat their jungles, feast on ill-gotten shiny minerals we can’t digest, starve them with our greed. We harness their kids to propel a petty consumption that consumes the planet, scorching the straws they clutch at, flooding the hopes they sow. And when their land is raped and their life scarred, once their only survival is being repotted without roots, we shut our eyes and hearts and doors. We are the monster in the west.

 

glimpse: BRICK LORD |

A summer's work
Mud burned into brick
Soil fruit in his hand
Blocks growing from the ground, layer by layer
His blood in them, his scrapes their scrapes
All colors earthy in this dirt rainbow
A son's son and a father's father
Glass bead cataract eyes with a vision
Youth in his age, warmth in his strength
Always helper
A giver this builder
Building more than just a building
Giving more than just hope
Giving love 
To those children in his care
Packed like sardines in the old dorm
School principal, custodian angel
The first step always the right step
A long time coming, a long ways away
Brick kingdom lying dormant underneath the drapes
Large shirt, but he larger, larger than life
Few know his name
Mud hero

 

Lake Bunyonyi   islets

Lake Victoria   headland

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Lake Victoria

 

 

 

 

 

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places / stories

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Entebbe / Tent in Ruins
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Kitende / Survival Artists
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Lake Bunyonyi / Tough Negotiations, Overland Terror & Ghost Nonprofits
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Lake Victoria / Beer, Rolex, Stars
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Entebbe / Tent in Ruins

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Kitende / Survival Artists

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Lake Bunyonyi / Tough Negotiations, Overland Terror & Ghost Nonprofits

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Lake Victoria / Beer, Rolex, Stars

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