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“Inscription at Drake’s Seat” Poem By Filippo Cassinelli



Light burst through clouds
drenching the
flamboyant tree
in a wash of scarlet red,
the flowers are on fire today.

Waves breaking
off Hans Lollik,
locked in a covenant
of salt and rock.

A hawk soars on thermal
currents over
an endless sky
of blue glory.

A sad donkey hobbled
with knotted rope,
the witnessing presence
of the mountain
stands waiting.

And to the west
twilight gathers
In the hills
of Botany Bay,
a bird in flight
has fallen to earth.

An island mourns
its own.

(In memory Maria Rodriguez, Daniel, Neisha, and Tyler Yannone)

Filippo Cassinelli is a businessman from the island of St. Thomas.

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