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Is Fraid I Fraid Calendars

Vahni Capildeo

‘Haven’t you noticed people / are different since then?’

Listen, the day you reached
into the car compartment
for the house keys and didn’t
find them, only jumbie beads
I’d collected out running,
and we checked, and panicked,
and pulling up outside
our then apparent house,
checked again for the keys
and there they were, easily:
that unsafe stashed mir…

Vahni Capildeo

Vahni Capildeo is a British Trinidadian writer. Her work includes Measures of Expatriation, shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize, and Utter, which speaks from her experience as an Oxford English Dictionary lexicographer. She is travelling to the Caribbean and East Africa, on a Harper-Wood Studentship, to write about natural and cultivated environments.

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