Manifest Destiny (Infinite Loop)

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~ erasure poem based on The First Voyage Round the World
Antonio Pigafetta, 1874

11.
 
                     another chief named
Silapulapu     would not in any way obey the King of Spain


                we then leaped into the water up to our thighs
and we

the islanders fifteen hundred in number      they came down upon
us with terrible shouts



springing 
      throwing arrows, javelins, spears hardened in fire 


                                          our men set

fire to their houses 

                                    The rest came down
upon us with greater fury
                                                       

 

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