formalist and informalist poetry, short stories, excerpts of novels, general rants etc., by Robin Helweg-Larsen, proud to be appearing frequently in Ambit, Candelabrum and Snakeskin. Blog moved to http://robinhl.com
September 8, 2008
AUNTIE'S MODEL NIECE
Auntie got her Maid to knit a Set of under- Wear,
For my frozen Sister Flo's end That was posing Bare;
Flo then wore 'em With decorum And she swore 'em Grand,
Undismayed by Undies made by Auntie's maid by Hand!
British by birth, Jamaican by registration, Canadian by naturalisation, Australian by descent.
Formerly Danish, too, but I lost citizenship in becoming Canadian.
But no permanent status in the country I was raised in (the Bahamas), or in the country I've been living in since 1991 (the US).
My flag is the blue-and-white of the UN, all other flags are historically interesting at best, despicable at worst.