1 Africa meeting her European brethren
30 October 2007 0.7
Africa meeting her European brethren
We’re sailing in our africa shaped ship
Our bow wave millennially foaming past,
Agulhas and Benguela currents whipping along
tortoise smiling madly.
Gazing from the Atlas
I can see the coast of France
slipping steadily closer
through the ready ticking of flickering centuries.
Pity about the Côte d’Azur,
but as compensation
we will push it up
into the diamond blue biting, sniding sky
very, very high.
We’re coming to meet you Europe –
Africa has the fastest moving plate,
just you wait.