After leaving Tybee Island and Savannah, it was time to travel to Atlanta, Georgia on day five of the dirty south road trip. I was super psyched to be in Atlanta to tour Centennial Park, The World of Coke, Sweet Auburn Avenue, and the Dr Martin Luther King, Jr. centre.
The last time we highlighted Lasana on TriniInXisle, he had just concluded his inaugural book of poetry. He is a Trinidadian poet and is out now with a second collection of poetry. Enjoy!
I said, Georgia, oh, Georgia. No peace I find…according to Ray Charles from the song Georgia On My Mind. On day four gliding into Savannah, Georgia for one night with designs to check on Tybee Island the next day.
Charleston, South Carolina was originally called Charles Towne (for Charles II). The town was established by English colonists in 1670 on the west bank of the Ashley river, thus beginning the colonization of South Carolina. In 1722, it was briefly incorporated as Charles City and Port, and in 1783 it was reincorporated as Charleston.
Travelling down interstate-95 dotted athwart the pine tree rich panorama in North and South Carolina like blisters on an adolescent’s face is Trump/Pence 2020 insignia, advertisements lamenting you to yield your life to Jesus, big bold signs for adult entertainment and conspicuous manifestations of the confederate battle flag. Welcome to the dirty south.