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Welcome to my blog! Sometimes, I write in Spanish, others in English, but basically this is my daily diary of sorts. Los invito a mi blog, que es como un diário de mis eventos y escritos que a veces son en español, y a veces en inglés...

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

A poem by Chris Abani

Taken from severeene at devianArt

Dear Derek Walcott, Patron Saint of Shipwrecked Poets:

I am not Crusoe, though I might want to be.
I am a man. That much at least is not
desire. I am building a fire, a funeral pyre
for the attavus. For the ritual. I am
burning to ash in my desperate signaling.
In the distance. A fire burning and a man.

Chris Abani
(Taken from the book, SANCTIFICUM)


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