Jua Kali

Martin Abasi
our local jua kali man
built me a nanoassembler
in exchange for my Jonway.

He used pallet wood,
cord from radial tires,
ferromagnetic paste
and Burmese contraband.

It makes decent Fanta,
Mars bars,
hair relaxer
and Polish vodka.

I paid off the local muscle,
my landlord,
my coffee shop
and my ex-husband.

In a few weeks
if my luck holds
I’ll have the cash
for a new Jonway.

Image CC-BY by whiteafrican

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