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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Cold Front

by Nicholas Damion Alexander

A sudden surge of wind supported the forecast
a cold front pending
from the north in this the year's final month
moist wind traveling
from the tip of the Caucus mountains
raging down on our little island paradise
like slavery
Snapping winds like the curl
of cruel whips lashing our ancestors' backs
oppress us now-Romans to Christ
And then, rain, rain, rain!
Like the rising waters of the Middle Passage
drowning us now in a sudden surge of frigidity
like the greed of imperialism's rage.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! This reminds me of T. S. Eliot. I'd have enjoyed it even more if you had chosen to use punctuation either consistently or not at all.