5 August · Midnight

And the Spaniards were allowed to choose, among one hundred and fifty Indian maidens the ones they liked best, paying for each an arroba of wine or oil or vinegar or pigs...

Such was "The Devastation of the Indies," Brevissima Relacion, Bishop Bartolomé prompting other thoughts–

Old karma the night
is terrible
where once were children fed to Spanish dogs
out there party bosses oil american helicoptors now
what use our poetry
dark forest wind has devoured it
rain & dark wind

Andrew Schelling | 6 August
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