Sunshine is on the house. Rum and cola,
two for one. My mouth is sweet water.
I am faithful. I am your favorite.
I don’t spit in the food. I lick it good.
I will bring it to you on a platter
flecked with skin. Ice cubes in the water
encasing a strand of my curly hair.
I will play steel pan with my wrists if it’s
your birthday. But my hips are not polite.
Platitudes come free with the diploma.
Set the stick on fire. Move out the way.
I demonstrate the bending. Backward.
Good morning, sir. Have a nice stay,
mam. Welcome to my beautiful island.
College Degree in Tourism and Service
15 May 2017