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Poetry Friday: Samba in the Sky by Tiffany Higgins

July 13th, 2018 (06:00 am)
satisfied

Current Mood: satisfied
Current Song: Silhouette by Aquilo

The poor have the best views,
Views sloping down to sea.

A green and yellow planet,
A blue band, rung with stars.

The poor have the best views.
You have to walk to get there.

Up three flights, narrow paths,
Houses rising steeply side to side.

No, no space for a car.
When the flag lifts, you see the coast:

Yellow curve of sand,
Framed by reaching branches.

Little humpbacked islands,
Soon they will drill for oil there,

Deep underwater. Once microscopic
Diatoms swarmed in salt, danced, died.

Fell to the bottom of fathoms, became black
Slick hid in shale. They drill down miles...

(Police arriving at the edge
Of   the mind.)

Are you thirsty? Something to drink?
Please sit down. Yes, the game is on.

We built that room by hand. I lie
In bed at night dreaming of a new room,

One jutting into sky. The eldest
Daughter’s in university. Economics,

But she switched to Environment.

Out the door, the flag lifts, reveals.
(Curve of   Rio.) Ordem e progresso.

The poor have the best views,
Samba in the sky.

- Samba in the Sky by Tiffany Higgins

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Comments

Posted by: Mary Lee Hahn (Mary Lee Hahn)
Posted at: July 14th, 2018 07:07 pm (UTC)

Maybe everyone tells themselves that they have the best views!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: July 14th, 2018 07:36 pm (UTC)
books

It's all about perspective.

Posted by: Sylvia Vardell (Sylvia Vardell)
Posted at: July 15th, 2018 02:13 pm (UTC)
thanks!

Thank you for joining the Poetry Friday gathering with this provocative "samba" poem! Love it!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: July 15th, 2018 04:39 pm (UTC)
Re: thanks!

Thanks for hosting!

Posted by: Kay McGriff (kaymcgriff)
Posted at: July 16th, 2018 01:56 am (UTC)
best view

I hope everyone is able to find a view they feel is the best.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: July 16th, 2018 02:01 am (UTC)
Re: best view

I also hope people are willing to consider each other's points of view.

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