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Lindsay Pope
New Zealand

untitled sculpture - Shane Eggleton
Lindsay Pope has spent most of his life living in a house of numbers but a recent internment at IIML displaced some old theorems and fostered some latent word play.
Christianity as a second language

It is Sunday.

The sandwich board outside Vaima’s village

shop says, “God is the reason. We sell pies.”

As a woven hat sings

a whitewashed chorus consumes the day.

The scripture on the tombstone flakes like pastry.