There are many ways in which a man may be broken
Commemorating the controversial battle of Porton plantation

Logged and palmed

Logged forestMICHAEL DOM

Dead stumps
Bulldozer tracks
To plant monocrop and
Pay for your rice and tinned fish with
Food stamps

Palm trees
Replaced forests
Timber for paper cash,
Earth and water to muck for your
Birth right

Grass roots
Now choke at banks
Where father fished makau
His life was richness, yours is the


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Michael Dom

In the flow, Ed. This style of cinquain I recall was the Western response to short form poetry, haiku and its tanka origins.

Ed Brumby

Almost haiku-esque, Michael.

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