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M-i-c-r-o islands…………

Little is known about these oceanic gems

Only as black dots splattered on a globe

With once in a lifetime snapshots on the Discovery channel

Brown-skinned, small nose, dark eyebrows, long, short, black, straight hair,

big and small hips swung in curved motion

just as the coconut leaves sway left to right,

local food, stick dance…remotely native as they are


Micro islands……………?

T.T government for educated micros

Pacific version of the Survival of the fittest

Marshall, Palau, Pohnpei, Chuuk, Kosrae, and Yap gathered in Saipan

All meshed in one

High Commissioner- though on a pedestal

served the micros with respect

Capitol Hill; home of the micro elite

Where sing a longs of the United liberated M-i-c-r-o-s mingled with the voice of America


Micro islands.................!

Immersed into the global economy

These oceanic gems stand on the world map

Now separated from each other

as distinct entities

Stamped as the Republic of Marshalls

Stamped as the Republic of Belau

Stamped as the emerging nation of the Federated States of Micronesia

Only to create a new breed of M-i-c-r-o-s

With western accents embedded in local melodic dialects

Using complex vocabulary

Unknown to the indigenous spirit

Now white minds wrapped in brown-skin,

Ties with U.S, Hawaii, Guam, Europe, Asia,

Food stamps, military service, compact agreement,

Melting pot, Identity crisis, Confusion, Existential Angst; Who am I?

What then is a M-i-c-r-o again?

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