or other undisclosed moons
under its pockled skin it’s protean
an orange ocean, every slice
a sun god rising over the Yucatan
or a sprout coir-wrapped
in the stern of the outrigger.
the Navigator strides the sky
from Panama points
the Southern Cross
low over Nuku’alofa.
A meditation on a favourite carbohydrate (also known as ‘yam’ in some parts of the Americas). And here’s some interesting history.
And for your listening pleasure here’s the wonderful Pauline Oliveros with The Wanderer from 1984 (for all you accordion fans).