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The Whimsy of Dank Ju-Ju

The Whimsy of Dank Ju-Ju

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The Whimsy of Dank Ju-Ju is a collection of colourful, energetic poems which revel in language. Using experimental forms and punctuation, with snippets of lines exploded across the page, Akhtar drags the reader into a world of magic, heat, life and... whimsy.

(extract from 'The Universal Mystique of Not-writing')

I am not a stylish hand
You are not red clover tea
I am a basker waiting for sharks
To tread the water in fin-love
& remedy is not vanilla-flavored
Orange tetrahedron or gargoyles
Pretending to be pretty.

I am not a leather rose
You are not a leaping lemon
There is a memory that has blistered
Into letters on my face
I have not held a baby
There is a repose in silence,
Joining hands we become
A chain of paper dolls
Rippling like hair caught in the current.