Overcast and quiet. The remaining snowbanks like beached white whales dampen the leaves around them with their slow collapse.


  1. Deseo

    Midpoint of noon, in the quiet for a moment
    the day coheres. Worry is a beached
    white whale that’s come to rest
    awhile on the outer lip of afternoon.
    In Spanish, the word for rest
    is Descanso– when the shutters
    are turned for siesta against
    the searing light, when the little birds
    fold into the leaves of the naranja tree.
    Slow down, I whisper to the bell
    of my own constantly fluttering heart.

    – Luisa A. Igloria
    03 05 2011
    Sent via my Blackberry

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