Ocosingo · Bright morning

Deep night after sleeping drugs–
waken to




and Rikki's out the door
urging them on
    two parrots in gilt
cage on nearby

continuous noisy love affair as we pack & depart–
a blur of red and green feather–
life seems ancient
sweet & good
squat potted palm at a
turn in the cement staircase
oh cheap hotel congenial shelter
    streets coming alive under
    long clouds

    the mind meets itself
        wherever on earth

Andrew Schelling | 12 August
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