Monday, October 10, 2011

new poem: every second monday in october

every second monday in october

christopher of arrogance

born on halloween
arthritic midas hand
lost pawn of spanish queen

a cross across the water

bloodshed for sugar, fame
flagship of terror, colón:
list the dead after his name

arawak precursors plagued

by his greed & occupation
an old earth, wide & round
before his underestimation

the holy spirit danced

before europe dubbed her hips
before the alligator, slaver, navigator
corrupted stars, maps & ships

© 2011 by Lenelle Moïse