No Justice on Stolen Land

Along Victoria Inner Harbour
Behind the granite wall
Next to Capt. James Cook’s effigy in bronze
Next to bold bronze plaques of white-worlders-
Across from The Empress
In front of the Assembly of Other Nations
Under an iron bench
Scratched in concrete—
No justice on stolen land.


Update, July 2, 2021: The statue of Captain James Cook at Victoria Inner Harbour was torn down by a group of protesters and thrown into the harbour. It will not be replaced.

Included in Make A list: How a Simple Practice Can Change Our Lives and Open Our Hearts by Marilyn McEntyre: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2018. A lovely book.

Published in: “Letter to the White Imbongi” 2013

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