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February 3, 2011

By: Linette Marie Allen

I refuse
to use the words
to describe
the Caribbean
last time
I checked
Jamaica was not
part of western India
got lost
and ever since
his label’s been stuck
to the roofs
           of our mouths
like sweet potato


Linette Marie Allen is an author, poet, activist, and inspired-entrepreneur. Founder and director of DreamZu, a personal development consultancy based in Washington, DC, Linette frequently lectures on the economics of imagination and is a regular contributor to EzineArticles and print publications. She holds a master’s degree in organizational and social psychology from the London School of Economics. Her new book, Operating in the Dream Zone: How to Kick Your Dreams to the Sky and Thrive in Any Economy, is now available in US and UK Kindle Stores.

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