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M-i-c-r-o islands…………
Little is known about these oceanic gems
Only as black dots splattered on a globe
With once in a lifetime snapshots on the Discovery channel
Brown-skinned, small nose, dark eyebrows, long, short, black, straight hair,
big and small hips swung in curved motion
just as the coconut leaves sway left to right,
local food, stick dance…remotely native as they are

Micro islands……………?
T.T government for educated micros
Pacific version of the Survival of the fittest
Marshall, Palau, Pohnpei, Chuuk, Kosrae, and Yap gathered in Saipan
All meshed in one
High Commissioner- though on a pedestal
served the micros with respect
Capitol Hill; home of the micro elite
Where sing a longs of the United liberated M-i-c-r-o-s mingled with the voice of America

Micro islands.................!
Immersed into the global economy
These oceanic gems stand on the world map
Now separated from each other
as distinct entities
Stamped as the Republic of Marshalls
Stamped as the Republic of Belau
Stamped as the emerging nation of the Federated States of Micronesia
Only to create a new breed of M-i-c-r-o-s
With western accents embedded in local melodic dialects
Using complex vocabulary
Unknown to the indigenous spirit
Now white minds wrapped in brown-skin,
Ties with U.S, Hawaii, Guam, Europe, Asia,
Food stamps, military service, compact agreement,
Melting pot, Identity crisis, Confusion, Existential Angst; Who am I?
What then is a M-i-c-r-o again?

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