We must not be afraid to buy the bananas in the street,
the yellow bananas with the black splotches,
the bananas hawked by sellers with unseemly
yet beautiful voices, the bananas that have captured
Joy Ladin – Tarot Readings Daily
They’re reading Tarot cards right now,
in the little pink house with the sign in the yard.
Shadows spider across still-green lawn
whose fate, so far, defies the frosts.
Needing them still, I come
when I can, this time to the sea
where we share a room: their double bed,
my single. Morning fog paints the pale
scene even paler. Lace curtains breathing,
Wendy Drexler – Light R48 on the Storrow Drive Underpass
Praise the beam of that light that slices
through late afternoon traffic
and the faint scatter of that light
on the roadbed graded to a gradual bend.