we must learn again
those arts we have forgotten:
how to throw our hands
up in the shape of a candelabra;
the art of paring
a fish from its translucent bones;
how to pull the thin
shimmering spears from our throats.
Richard Georges was born in Trinidad and raised in the British Virgin Islands where he lives and works today. His poetry has appeared in Smartish Pace, The Caribbean Writer, sx salon, Wasafiri, and elsewhere.