[lit-ideas] Re: SUNDAY POEM

  • From: David Ritchie <ritchierd@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 13 Jan 2008 13:34:03 -0800

the show you didn't see

here's a peasant in traditional dress with her llama
(both earn sols by posing)
and here is hector our guide
my father teeing off above machu picchu
me buying a panama hat
red sally ann crabs
a shot of a male frigate with inflated pouch
a congress of boobies
that's the collective noun
two marine iguanas fighting
a white-tipped reef shark with which we swam
a sea lion missing a bite-sized chunk of skin
two papier mache figures for the incineracion del ano viejo
(the captain said the distress flares the crew shot off were beyond the expiration)
i'll skip a few
lonesome george
(source model for e t)
us after a hike in ninety some percent humidity
the therapist from new york's blonde stubble
a couple with cacti
more iguanas on lava
ecuadorian lunch with suckling pig
one galapagos hawk close up
a dead turtle
traditional dancing
an american oyster catcher
(because there are no oysters these eat sally anns)
my shadow on sand

David Ritchie,
Portland, Oregon

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