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Special N.02 – Poets speak up to Adani

Hymn to the Commodity-fetish  

by Jonathan Dunk


yeah ok yeah why not

why not yeah for sure

what’s the harm the difference

the problem what seems for sure

you reckon why not for sure yeah

what harm what you reckon what

the megatons the weight the mass the cost

the form the coal the dust the dust

the subsidy the aid the help the indulgence

the tonnes the wait the sedent the watch

the gaze the quiet the place the climate

the story the dust the difference the dust

the shore for sure


the end the cease the stop the passage

the part the past the perish the launch

the waft the fail the drop the fade

the wend the melt the flit the lapse

the sputter the spill the split the quell

the butcher the britten the rid the firk

the send the speed the feeze the sluice

the royn the under the skittle the ice

the quench the shend the time the leese

the lees the swelt the shelf

the wreck the ruin the wretch

for sure the end for sure

the end

Published: August 2022
Jonathan Dunk

is the co-editor of Overland literary journal, and the recipient of the AD Hope prize and the Dal Stivens award.

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