It is a wonderful thing to suddenly find a beautifully unique and extremely talented Poet, Palabras Delmar (Delia) who writes with such raw heart, rich in deeply felt emotion that is real, honest, deep from within her heart and gut. Breath-taking and stunning. via https://artemisdelmar.wordpress.com
Underneath my pale skin-
below my white concealment
the spirit of;
Through a Caribbean echo;
the dormant beats of island sounds.
The darker skins that preceded me.
The caramel flesh my daughters possess; the tangled hair that sits on their head
my ghost-like flesh and their mixed tones;
Show an Afro-Caribbean-Indian-European mix.
pounding out the tears,
of the island’s sing-song melody.
Composed with time;
two worlds collide;
to produce the American in me.