mosquito bay [backdated sept 15th]

tracing the age
of a landmark
by its name
pre-tourism
or post?
named for views
across ancient sea
named for ancient
burial grounds
or chiefs who once
called this inlet home
or the man from
worlds away
come to seek fame
and fortune
on white sails
or perhaps the colour
of the sand
or the verdant hills
behind
or else for the
biting insects
that once plagued
a place of
toetoe and tuatua
before anyone thought
about writing brochures

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