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MARION BETHEL (Bahamas, 1953)

MARION BETHEL (Bahamas, 1953)

Taino Rebirth

If you plant cassava sticks
on a coral cay in a shallow sea
your hands warming the shoulder

of a submarine mountain range
If you walk a coral cay knowing
your foot massages a flattened mountain peak, if you swim
a shallow sea smelling
tongueing a timeless moss

If you bed on a coral cay
in a shallow sea feeling
weight and the wonder

of two hundred million years
of living sand you are probably
a Taino or a Bahamian born again.

Última actualización: 28/06/2018