Dailies 5/26/17: Tarot readings, a traffic light, watching one’s parents sleep, & a note to Fernando Pessoa about bananas

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Jose A. Alcantara – A Note to Fernando Pessoa

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

Read rest of poem

Read Pessoa’s passage on bananas from The Book of Disquiet

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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.

Reading rest of poem

 

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Rebecca McClanahan – Watching my Parents Sleeping Beside an Open Window Near the Sea

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,

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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.

Read rest of poem 

 

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