HAITI: Good Neighbors (but Queer)

Calypso-like musings of Edith Efron, U.S.-born wife of a Port au Prince businessman, as reported in the Haiti Sun:


Americans are infinitely queer Say the Haitians, with a jeer. They think in terms

of mechanical devices, They dislike spices. Their wives Run their lives;

And they consider that being flirty Is, somehow, dirty. Vice

Does not entice The Cranky Yankee, Who considers license a good thing

only so far As it applies to a car.

Haitians are infinitely queer Say the Americans, with a jeer. They eat their salad before their meat And refuse the salty in favor of the


Most irritating is the patience Of...

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