WET KILL

Keep all dry. Quality of life
is in dryness. Any drink is poison.

Swimming is murder. Rainfall
is death. Protect yourselves.

Shelter your children. Ensure
their suits are watertight.

Physical relations with others
must be kept dry. Swapping liquids

means death for you both. Love
is dry. It is cracked and dust.

© 2017, Paul Brookes, excerpt from A World Where chapbook

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The focus of "The BeZine," a publication of The Bardo Group Beguines, is on sacred space (common ground) as it is expressed through the arts. Our work covers a range of topics: spirituality, life, death, personal experience, culture, current events, history, art, and photography and film. We share work here that is representative of universal human values however differently they might be expressed in our varied religions and cultures. We feel that our art and our Internet-facilitated social connection offer a means to see one another in our simple humanity, as brothers and sisters, and not as “other.” This is a space where we hope you’ll delight in learning how much you have in common with “other” peoples. We hope that your visits here will help you to love (respect) not fear. For more see our Info/Mission Statement Page.

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