Gathering of the Gods: Miami 2010



The six o’clock train, emissary of Ogun


whistles through West Dixie, the meandering


line that divides Miami, while my daughter


cruises through amber haze and I lisp


my entreaty to the orishas to keep her safe


from flying metal: SUVs that do not heed


Xango’s wrath nor Erzulie’s love, but hurl


through Eleggua’s X, ignorant of his plea


not for blood, but for the respect as the first


to speak in front of the infinite silence


of Olódùmarè who lives in the space


between box cars and kyries of eagles.


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Summer Edward said…
Meant to tell you that I dig the Adinkra symbols and what they add to your blog. I know the three on top...are the two on the side Adinkra symbols as well, or just decorations?
Give thanks, Summer. The two veves on the side are for Papa Legba.

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