Cities again, here are two images of the Caribbean

Charlotte Amalie

The place to shop here is the Bishop Tutu Mall
… an occasional revolutionary parking lot
But in the heat, the slow pace of afternoons outside cemeteries
(New Orleans copied these, A Caribbean standard
… … almost Japanese with crowding)
stone upon stone upon white, aged, stone
hectic tourists chase all the birds away,
swarming the best headstones.

I flew in from St. Croix, before that Tortola, San Juan,
Some sweet line of sea and perfect blue
… And never rode a cruise ship so stood out among the tourists,
Who never entered any other way, they only ever cruise

Also, had more than four……hours to stay so I saw the place
Driving to Megan‘s Bay where the ships have (damn it) sailed
filled the sand with the smell of booze, retirement, and coppertone.

It is somewhat sobering to contemplate what was
… Frenchman’s reef could conjure a storm of pirate tales
lost now under concrete walks behind glass hotels
where mountainous canoes spew money, jobs,
… and the lesser hope of sharing and
locals cast lots for stripping riches.

Christiansted, US Virgin Islands

Here, we didn’t see Iguanas … but on the road
Horses bloomed like magic

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5 Responses to Cities again, here are two images of the Caribbean

  1. The horses…
    Always that sight of horses…
    In the sea, on the shores, in Camargue and even in a field, a herd of horses is always magical…

  2. Dragon!
    Don’t forget: planes are also polluters…
    The sight from above is of course, well:
    Why would the people want to fly for if not to see the places from above?
    It is more than jealousing the birds…
    It is the freedom, the impression to be a god…

  3. About horses in reverse…
    This morning I saw a horse.
    Just too bad he had a rider on his back.
    How terrible what humans do to horses.
    Here at least!
    This is not a place where they are respected.
    They are the luxury gadgets of mostly arrogant and bragging spoiled-brats.
    I told you, I am sad about it.

  4. Dustin says:

    Loved this one, I saw the place, and you.
    “filled the sand with the smell of booze, retirement, and coppertone.”
    my favorite part. very good stuff I wouldn’t change a thing.

  5. dragonpoet says:

    Trees, sand beaches, sugar birds, people, and free range horses populate the islands. I am glad to hear that people could see images, even if it is of me in the poems. I have decided to keep these with small changes to make the rhythm flow better, but not to change the images. They will be reposted on the ‘Poetry Containers’ pages under finished.

    thank you for the thoughts.

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