When I Thought I Threw Away Some Pictures of My Mother

I was blind to the cars
as I crossed several streets,
and why is it that when I’m
crying in public, suddenly I see
everyone I know? How are you?
Good. Thanks! when I am nearly
bent in half by the shock of grief
again, after all this time, when
I have made a mistake that,
as it turns out, was correctable,
was corrected, so that the world
and the day looked different then,
this autumn sun no longer so
merciless, and maybe
my last round of monarchs
will see Mexico after all.

Advertisements
Standard

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s