It advances
dark piano
slow asias yellow with
living hulls
they go in eclipse
whisper their lure
collisions between minutes and answers.
We are captive of the borders we erect.
She watched a marsupial, the last of its kind, ignite and perish.

Text by Jordan Scott. Prompt: 2010 – A Chinese fishing trawler collided with two Japanese Coast Guard patrol boats in disputed waters near the Senkaku Islands. The collisions occurred around 10am, after the Japanese Coast Guard ordered the trawler to leave the area. After the collisions, Japanese sailors boarded the Chinese vessel and arrested the captain, Zhan Qixiong.

Text by Christof Migone. Prompts: 1936 – The last thylacine, a carnivorous marsupial named Benjamin, dies alone in its cage at the Hobart Zoo in Tasmania.

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