Seep and Drip by Joe Balaz

His body engines stay roaring

and he’s ready foa take flight

 

cause all his cells have been altered

and da damage is in sight—

 

Da reluctant passenger

going crash slowly

 

into wun invisible fireball.

 

 

Neurological

and cancerous consequences

 

going be talking in present tenses

 

wen all da doctors do dere tests

and find wun tragedy in da results.

 

 

Dis unfortunate situation

could be coming down da road

 

cause people going find out

wat has been happening.

 

 

Da average person on da street

might be one of many

 

who has been drinking

traces of aviation juice

 

witout knowing it.

 

 

Undahground at Red Hill

da military got wun massive storage system

 

dat wuz built just above

wun important aquifer.

 

Da large tanks wuz leaking jet fuel foa years

and now da public going get wun huge surprise.

 

 

At da hearing

wun spokesmen foa da Navy

 

wants to sweep everyting

undah wun bamboo mat

 

cause he no can address wat may happen

 

if tings develop

into wun humungous hazard.

 

 

Da buggah is all deflection

wit his bureaucratic deception

 

as he dances around da questions

concerning da big snafu.

 

 

Meanwhile

 

potentially moa lethal

den missiles from any fighter jet

 

contamination

continues to seep and drip.

..

Joe Balaz writes in Hawaiian Islands Pidgin (Hawai’i Creole English) and in American English. He edited Ho’omanoa: An Anthology of Contemporary Hawaiian Literature.  Some of his recent Pidgin writing has appeared in Rattle, JukedOtoliths, and Hawai’i Review, among others.
Balaz is an avid supporter of Hawaiian Islands Pidgin writing in the expanding context of World Literature.  He presently lives in Cleveland, Ohio.
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