Treasure Island

Yusef Komunyakaa

(April 29, 1947)

Poems of Yusef Komunyakaa

1. Believing in Iron 1/20/2003
2. Facing It 1/20/2003
3. Jasmine 1/20/2003
4. My Father's Love Letters 1/13/2003
5. Potions 1/13/2003
6. Prisoners 1/13/2003
7. The Whistle 1/20/2003

Believing in Iron

The hills my brothers & I created
Never balanced, & it took years
To discover how the world worked.
We could look at a tree of blackbirds
& tell you how many were there,
But with the scrap dealer
Our math was always off.
Weeks of lifting & grunting
Never added up to much,

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