The Life Within Us, by Michael H. Brownstein

the curly mind linguistically innovative poetry - weird & risky

The soul in man changes into an animal on death
the word is mbisimo: people say that the witch sends the soul of his witchcraft to eat the soul of the flesh of man.
medicine has a soul
the word is umbaga: a second spear that does the final kill no matter if only one spear has been used (even when the second spear does not exist, it is the spear that accomplishes the final act)
in Orrissa, the Jeypore witch lets a ball of thread flow downwards until it touches the skin of an enemy, places the other end of the thread in her mouth and sucks her enemy’s blood
the word is sugar: it fell into our hair a saturation of tissues

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