i saw a zulu woman once

(my 2nd favorite poem from this book)

the silver coin

a remnant
of old experiment
a token of old fears
remembered in my hand
paul kruger
the first president
on the front
a springbok on the back
suid afrika it says
1967
soli deo gloria
still smooth
and ominous

(from I saw a Zulu woman once) Copyright 2014 by Jeffrey Spahr-Summers, Cherry Publications.