For the Thursday poetry award I nominate:



They say Africa is the last good place

I agree

A threat to no one

But itself

To the sufficiencies of others

A playground to the rich

A petri dish to sample new diseases

Cafeteria for new drugs

A cesspool of exiled morons

A retreat to the intellectual genius

A trip anywhere else is a vacation

To Africa, a humanitarian effort

Or the new celebrity pundit,”revisiting my roots.”

“Getting in touch with the motherland.”

Africa: The last good place

The only child of a western one night stand

Still a pre teen, Still under our thumb

But when she matures?