The Caribbean Writer

Our Experience

Paul Walker


passing through western kingston
you hustle
watch your back mister drivah
cricket match at spanish town prison oval
clarendon stay ah way
it crucial.
is our experience
our own experience.
many youths outa work ina junction
the water works ina bogue nah function
rain nuh fall for so long ina sligoville
an gunman deh pan prowl ina guys hill.
is our own experience
our own experience.
ah jump pan ah jam pack mini bus
preacher in the back seh
is only god we can trust
mother bawling
on the call-in show
the house burn down
she’s got no place to go.
is our experience
our own experience.


Copyright © Paul Walker

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