for Musa M’Boob (master-drummer of Gambia).

by Aidan Andrew Dun


High ones who still
touch the earth with joy,
even sadness starts dancing

With sway of movement,
as she catches the careening
lilt of evershifting music,

Hand-to-heart in triple-time.
Why not join these queens
along the waterside?

Why not celebrate again,
all meridians clear, escorting
the dragon through the land?

Musa M’Boob!