On Hispaniola

on December 8th, 1493

Admiral

Christopher Columbus

is landing

his Spanish Queen’s

hope of gold

 

In Isabela Vieja

for three years

the first European colony

entrance

to the New World

sailing ships

rolling

enthusiastically

in the bay

 

In the ruins

Today

From Columbus’ house

To the first church

In America

Near the cemetery

For Catholics and heathens

Treatment and termination

Of thousands of Tainos.

 

In the Dominican future

There will not be

Disney World tomorrow

Nor Orlando exploiting

Each tile

Of your house

Calm down

Conqueror

Don’t be worried !