10/20/2010

Spared & spared & spared & spared &      strung
for one uncareful pirouette:
every nimble’s luck runs out,
every ankle finds its ambush pin.

AUTHOR'S NOTE:

The acrobat is both nemesis and alter ego. He has various aliases and disguises, is sometimes a poet, sometimes a spy, sometimes a thief. He gets into trouble and leaves too many clues behind.

BIO:

Nicholas Laughlin is the editor of The Caribbean Review of Books and co-editor of the broadside poetry and art journal Town. He writes frequently on Caribbean literature and art. He was born and has always lived in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.
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