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
November 23, 2008
NORTH AMERICAN FALL
The red leaves in the sunshine are So red! So red! So red! There are no buried Caesars here – instead, The dispossessed of all the Earth, With native wisdoms, human worth, Bleed through the trees like a reopened scar.
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.