A poem about an afro-caribbean word.

Miguel Adrover
1 min readJul 2, 2020
Burning of the Plaine du Cap. Public Domain Image (via)

adjacent to clusterfuck
a mess pregnant with
flying chairs, curses &

useful when a drop spills the cup —
handy when heads are split, spilling blood;
mothers crying and wailing ambulances.

a sign of the ancient prey we were —
a name for old, epigenetic anxieties;
a Jungian crystal trembles on my tongue.