"Sunset. That blood-orange hymn / combusting the year, nautilus chamber // of youth's obscurities, your empty room / for psalms, lost rituals."
-"In Childhood, Certain Skies Refined My Seeing"
"The word "cannibal," the English variant of the Spanish word *canibal*, comes from the word *caribal*, a reference to the native Carib people in the West Indies, who Columbus thought ate human flesh and from whom the word "Caribbean" originated. By virtue of being *Caribbean*, all "West Indian" people are already, in a purely linguistic sense, born savage."