lotus eaters 5

little kids swarmed the car
a stubble of hands beseeching
reaching up begging for
any tourista crumb

Don’t give them anything:
you’ll be swarmed if you do.

little lives as performance art
throw coins
down
the street
away! away!

Mayan ruins now:
there’s something
hewn wooden lintels
over tiny doorways
a thousand years old

throw gold
down
the street
away! away!

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Poet, playwright, duplicate bridge player, website designer, cottager, husband, father, grandfather, former athlete, carpenter, computer helper for my friends, theatre designer, backstage polymath, retired teacher of highschool English, drama, art, a baritone singer in a barbershop quartet, who knows what else? wordcurrents is on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wordcurrents/ Doug also has a Facebook page, "Incognitio", related to his novels.
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