The Captive

This entry is part 1 of 11 in the series Traffics and DiscoveriesThis entry is part 1 of 11 in the series Traffics and Discoveries Not with an outcry to Allah nor any complaining He answered his name at the muster and stood to the chaining. When the twin anklets were...

The Bonds Of Discipline

This entry is part 2 of 11 in the series Traffics and DiscoveriesThis entry is part 2 of 11 in the series Traffics and Discoveries POSEIDON’S LAW When the robust and brass-bound man commissioned first for sea His fragile raft, Poseidon laughed, and,...
A Sahibs’ War

A Sahibs’ War

This entry is part 3 of 11 in the series Traffics and DiscoveriesThis entry is part 3 of 11 in the series Traffics and Discoveries The Runners News! What is the word that they tell now—now—now! The little drums beating in the bazaars? They beat (among the buyers and...

Their Lawful Occasions

This entry is part 4 of 11 in the series Traffics and DiscoveriesThis entry is part 4 of 11 in the series Traffics and Discoveries THE WET LITANY When the water’s countenance Blurrs ‘twixt glance and second glance; When the tattered smokes forerun Ashen...

The Comprehension Of Private Copper

This entry is part 5 of 11 in the series Traffics and DiscoveriesThis entry is part 5 of 11 in the series Traffics and Discoveries THE KING’S TASK After the sack of the City, when Rome was sunk to a name, In the years when the Lights were darkened, or ever Saint...

Steam Tactics

This entry is part 6 of 11 in the series Traffics and DiscoveriesThis entry is part 6 of 11 in the series Traffics and Discoveries THE NECESSITARIAN I know not in whose hands are laid To empty upon earth From unsuspected ambuscade The very Urns of Mirth: Who bids the...

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