Captain B



Captain B                                   


1800 and so

Stood Captain Bossman                                                                       

In his Fort

San Antonio

Its name


Beautiful black

Women in his courtyard

For the taking

Not enough to satisfy


Glancing through his

Long looking glass

Beheld a maiden pretty


From his canon position

Perceived her near him

Reached out to touch


Only to descend

In manner swift

To the rocks below

In mortal silence

 (Written after a visit to Fort Saint Anthony in Axim, Ghana and hearing the story of Captain Bossman buried in the place.)


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