A thoroughbred cyclone,
recently arrived in Cuba from the Bahama Islands.
It was raised in Bermuda,
but has relatives in Barbados.
It has been to Puerto Rico.
It tore the great Jamaican palm up by the roots.
It was going to ravage Guadeloupe.
It succeeded in ravaging Martinique.
Age: two days.
About this poem
This poem, representing Cuba, is part of The Written World – our collaboration with BBC radio to broadcast a poem from every single nation competing in London 2012.