Landslide / andre bagoo

What a stunning view.

The land must now
redecorate itself,
…………………….pull the carpet out
houses like yours.

The land must now
peel salt layers, put on
a corduroy mud jacket.

It does not need your help to dress.
Grow up.

What a pity about the house.
That stunning view of the sea.

How big a word, sea

Only three letters…


 was born and lives in Trinidad. A journalist, he writes for Newsday and has published poems and book reviews in journals like the Boston Review, Caribbean Review of Books and St Petersburg Review. This is a poem from his first book of poems, Trick Vessels, which is published by Shearsman Books (