>sunlight falls


– for maricel

sunlight falls
on a distant shore
i am not yet conscious
but soon i’ll sail again
(my lonely sea)

monday morning ritual
list: winter rain
ivory porcelain
rustling books
droplets stop and stream
flat stones
coffee window

fashionable expressions
enter and exit
i watch the door sweeping
worries back and forth
nouveau baguettes
stacked and smiling
bakery sounds bustle
hot and pleasant
through the wall

i am sailing
this coffee house
without a rudder
even the sidewalk
is an eternity
and it’s three thousand miles
to cross the street
to see her
on the sunny side

-February 1999/August 2007

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