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· U S Chemical and Biological Defense Respirators

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  Rabbit gazing at full moon
by Kalikiano Kalei
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Rated "G" by the Author.

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In 1982, Rabbit's moon-gazing was interrupted by the God of War's restlessness, prompting this piece. In a few short weeks it is an interesting coincidence that the lunar Year of the Rabbit begins. Perhaps Rabbit shall have a more peace-filled year this time, eh?


Waves pound the beach, each rush more unrelenting.

Farther back, willows part and tremble with each slashing gust.

Rabbit is confused by the raw anger of the wind and sea.

High above, each dark and lamp-black cloud

thrusts,  counters, thrusts again.

There is no peace tonight.

Rabbit cowers in the shadowed corner of the Hashiman Temple,

heart beating wildly as  each flashing bolt violates the  sky.

Exhausted, Rabbit lies and waits,

sheltered by the massive timbers

as the rain, in sheets, continues.

Hashiman, secretly bemused by a rabbit in his

House of War, shifts his gaze towards

the sky. The anger thus focused, subsides.

Soon moonbeams punctuate the growing stillness,

drawing Rabbit from the shelter of the eves

to wonder at the painful brightness

of the turgid, swollen luminescence of the moon.

Peace has returned, the God of War is satiated,

violence subsides and in the pine wood clearing

Rabbit gazes skyward

with uncomplicated wonder.




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Kalikiano Kalei

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  1. Womanhood
  2. Beringia
  3. True Friends
  5. The Shredding Machine
  6. Falling
  7. Body Quakes
  8. Bubble Slaves
  9. The Pneuma Collector
  10. Inevitable
  11. Have I told you I LOVE YOU today?
  12. Mud Pups
  13. The Shadows
  14. Funny limericks
  15. Ego
  16. Vultures of the Most Despicable Kind
  17. One-Sided Conversation
  18. Hope Reawakened
  19. He Took A Bath Once
  20. Scumbag Satan

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