we watched it being seized away, all our lands.
The Government—a fulltime bewitching whore
had promised Jobs. Industrialization. Power, Electric.
Everything went, Nothing came.
Now, landless, uprooted,
unsettled in a resettlement colony
we feast our souls on lucent memories—Of an earlier life.
When memory charts
I often recollect that
long ago rainy Sunday
in our crowded church,
Fr. Jose reading crisply
"Blessed are the meek
for they shall inherit the earth."