It was pain In this labor among saline blades Cutting into our blood To reap pyramids of salt.
Lasana M. Sekou was born in Aruba to St. Martin parents. He has been educated at State University of New York, Stony Brook, and Howard University. He has published poetry, monologues, and short stories. His publications include Nativity & Dramatic Monologues for Today, Love Songs Make You Cry, and Brotherhood of the Spurs. In addition, he edited The Independence Papers: Readings on a New Political Status for St. Martin, the island’s first compilation of political essays. He is the founder and project director of House of Nehesi Publishers and is an editor for St. Martin’s Newsday.
1. Quimbé: Poetics of Sound (St Martin: House of Nehesi, 1991), 4.