Max Gutmann: Way Up South

The maps all teach us North is high
And South is low, but that's a lie.
It's slander. Why should Jericho be
Any higher than Nairobi?
I say let Brazilians roam
From up in Rio down to Nome.
Why must our nomenclature scant
Broad, icy Arctica as Ant–?
Stop making us look down to seek
La Paz and Perth and Mozambique.
You Swazis up in Swaziland,
Stout Aussies from Up Over, and
The whole high-minded South, march forth
To right-side-up us. Down with North!