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“We speak
your plan
is not our plan
our plan
we speak because we dream
[…] not of striving forever
to catch the image of your God
within our creation

We speak
for the same reason
the flowers bloom
that the sun sets
that the fruit ripens”

–Merle Collins, from ‘Because the Dawn Breaks’, (The Heinemann Book of Caribbean Poetry)