1 Africa meeting her European brethren




30 October 2007 0.7

Africa meeting her European brethren

We’re sailing in our africa shaped ship

shipshape northwards.

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.