Sunday, April 18, 2004

Diaspora (an outtake from The Cicerone)

News is
a humming-bird
unafraid of
the dark. We left
before the Spaniards
came, going across
the mountains
by the lower
passes where
the snow
was light. Then
each family
in a different

We left behind
the raw material
of myths. Took

the stories with us.
Always to be told
in a present tense
so the past is


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