The Neo-colonialist Dreams
Monday, 25 October 2021 21:16

The Neo-colonialist Dreams

Published in Poetry

The Neo-colonialist Dreams

by Kevin Higgins

Of moving the horn of Africa
to the same time zone as Wisconsin.
Of teaching Somalis
how to properly appreciate cheese.
Of surgeons named Nathaniel or Chad
offering the women of Kandahar
the right to choose for themselves
a different face for every occasion.
The inalienable right to drive
in and out of multi-storey car parks designed
by the third best architect in Baltimore.
Shopping malls in which they’re free
to buy a different variety of coffee grinder
every time they swish through
those automatic doors.
The right to pina coladas
by a swimming pool
with what looks like
a dead child floating in it,
each time a different child.

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And still they fight.....
Monday, 25 October 2021 21:16

And still they fight.....

Published in Poetry

and still they fight
and still they retreat . . .
Brits in Afghanistan

an troid de shíor
ag cúlú de shíor . . .
Briotanaigh san Afganastáin

The image above is Remnants of an Army, by Elizabeth Thompson, 1879.