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Jamaican Time

February 2, 2014
By HannaHarris GOLD, Houston, Texas
HannaHarris GOLD, Houston, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"I've got 40 ridiculous ideas every single second and I intend to express them all." -Ezra Miller

There are 1,013,913 words in the English language
Yet I couldn't string any of them together
To properly describe this beauty
Sensory intake has interrupted my soliloquies
Red dirt on skin turned to tea leaves on rust
Time took a break to look around

Veins run like rivers
Dumping into the ocean
Poetry flows from waving fingertips
Voices are ballroom dancing with each other
And we all realize
Time is a nasty little habit

Everything has become animalistic
Like there's a primal urge to be happy
Forget the iPhones
Nothing compares to the imprints on my palms
From pressing my hands on the collar bones of

The author's comments:
This was inspired by the interesting relationship the Jamaican people have with time and the culture that surrounds it.

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