A Columbus Day Poem From The Mayans


Find more Mayan art by Davis Bradley, who happens to also make art for GWAR, although I took this picture randomly years ago in a coffee shop because I thought it might come in handy one day on my blog, but I googled his name before posting my poem and Facebooked him.

Alex Iwashyna

Alex Iwashyna went from a B.A. in philosophy to an M.D. to a SAHM, poet and writer by 30. She spends most of her writing time on, a humor blog (except when it's serious) about her husband fighting zombies, awkward attempts at friendship, and dancing like everyone is watching. She also has a soft spot for culture, politics, and rude Southern people who offend her Yankee sensibilities. She parents 2 elementary-aged children, 1 foster baby, 3 cats, and 1 puppy, who are all Southern but not rude. Yet.

9 thoughts to “A Columbus Day Poem From The Mayans”

  1. Did you hear about the guy who wants to rename it American Exploration day, and celebrate everyone who’s explored something (including space)? I really do like this idea much better than Columbus Day.

  2. Haha, I love this! Columbus Day always makes me think of the song Cortez the Killer by Neil Young. (Hmm… is that weird?) My dad used to play it for me when I was little because he’s cool/weird like that. Hope you had a happy Columbus/Awkward Day.

    1. I like that. Of course, in Virginia, it was Lee-Jackson-King Day until about 10 years ago (instead of just Martin Luther King Day) so I’m sure we’ll get there in another century or so.

  3. We really should have an “Awkward Day” because that makes more sense than celebrating Columbus Day. On Columbus Day (here) we celebrate what used to be called “raid day.” Yep, we celebrate the day Pancho Villa crossed the boarder and set fire to the village of Columbus. Makes sense right?

    P.S. I’ve been getting blogging awards lately. They are all kind of sweet. I’ve been thinking about creating my own award. It”s going to be something like the “You Make Me Feel Less Awkward” or “Uniting Awkward People Of The World” award. I need it to fit on a button. Anyway, if I ever get around to creating it I will bestow it upon you.

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