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Days And Nights Of San Miguel, Marianne Rogoff Dec 2009

Days And Nights Of San Miguel, Marianne Rogoff

Marianne Rogoff

"Continuity
Roosters crow and the plaza comes to life every morning with newsboys, tourists, pigeons and grackles, prayers of the pilgrims, the balloon man, the cigarette lady, the horse with his blinders. Men stride through dressed for business in fresh-shined shoes. Cement façades are yellow gold, burnt red/orange, and keep still as clouds drift across the sun and shadows hover, persist. Rays of light fall from the sky, which is deep blue where it is not white with giant cumulus puffs. Black rain clouds move in, threatening, wind blows balloon streamers, smoke rises from tortilla barbecues, heads turn upward ...


La Gruta, Marianne Rogoff Dec 2005

La Gruta, Marianne Rogoff

Marianne Rogoff

"An ordinary night at La Gruta. Hot water dispels tension, possibilities float around my soft flesh, hard heart. Woman in her forties. Betrayed wife. Swims in mist under star-strewn Mexican sky. Again, another starry night and demons banish, mourning ceases, I breathe and swim through air, free the beastly beating broke-down heart. Under moonlight, seven nights the pool shimmers, light visible, then the tunnel, hotter, long and tight…. "