"I Have Been Very Attentive" and "Here They Come"

I Have Been Very Attentive


These naked are meek and side. This is a sign. Lands are an emblem of Jesus seaman. One great basket, in honor of probably Father. The very unskilled are spun cotton. I wanted to leather them. We desired and gave their fear reason.

Princes, these have no arms. I ordered that, free us from evil. They may learn at no time. They annoy our war. Go anywhere for Christians, they will.

With such good heart, I treat them with things to strip them of everything, lacking knowledge of their contradiction.

I do not believe there is a better love. They have the softest.  They are subjects of the world in language order.  

For I am things, beads, brass rings, an island.

What must be, must be.  I could subjugate the entire they.

Indian lands are an affectionate, loyal and honest and cowardly beyond help.

Your people.



There are many things that I will probably never know.

I hope to God that I can have some good trade in her nose.



I have been very attentive.

I saw a little piece hanging from a hole.




Source: Columbus’s Journal of the First Voyage



Here They Come

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Steve Gilmartin

Steve Gilmartin is the author of a chapbook, Comes Up to Face the Skies (LRL Textile Series, 2013). His fiction and poetry have appeared in many print and online publications, including and/or, Big Bridge, Café Irreal, Drunken Boat, Eleven Eleven, Lunch Ticket, Mad Hatters’ Review, Otoliths, and Rivet. He lives in Berkeley, California.


Edited for Unlikely by Jonathan Penton, Editor-in-Chief
Last revised on Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 22:16