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Santiago, DR

"Peelin Orange"

Dem use to seh
yu peel a orange
an yu get new clothes

But when mi father try
fi teach me
slide de knife
up to de safeguard thumb

I move de weapon like
a saw inna mi han
an de dyamn rind

An if yo have de time
yu can come see mi
in mi old clothes

Mervyn Morris
Born in Kingston, Jamaica, in 1937. He still lives in Kingston, where he is the Professor Emeritus of Creative Writing & West Indian Literature at University of the West Indies.