Vox Populi

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Robert Okaji: Scarecrow Sees

Da Vinci maintained that sight relies on the eye’s central line, yet the threads holding my ocular buttons in place weave through four holes and terminate in a knot. My … Continue reading

January 31, 2019 · Leave a comment

Robert Okaji: Scarecrow Believes

What is a ghost if not misplaced energy, an apprehension or the sum of invisible integers and the properties they possess? I preside over this sea of maize, tracking clouds, … Continue reading

December 7, 2018 · 3 Comments

Robert Okaji: Scarecrow Calls Out the Man

These things I cannot name: that finger of night between fear and peace, in which darkness both cloaks and hugs the wide-eyed. A snake, in the open. And that space … Continue reading

August 23, 2017 · 29 Comments

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