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Rajiv Mohabir

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Rajiv Mohabir

Rajiv Mohabir is the author of The Taxidermist’s Cut (Four Way Books 2016). He teaches at the University of Hawai‘i and lives in Honolulu.

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then the drunk teen scatters
a cascade of copper on cement,
the old Uncle yells, eyes silver
eyes in disbelief, Pick up yuh
paisa, na man! no worry
on this slate day youths dem
speak no Hindi to know paisa
means money, a taxi speeds