September 1, 2014


Buenos




I went for a visit
but it was not long enough
the streets saturated
with history,
their texture
rich with political vibration
the cafes
filled with conversation
and not about the
newest pocket book
or
instagram pic.

How do we not know you
up here in our Americas?
Why do we not notice?

gorgeous lands
vibrant literature
small delectable coffees
secret
puertas cerradas
conversation
that seems more important,
more pertinent

people
that exude the life they live
older people
visible
out there
not hidden.

And of course
a freshly made
orange juice
in the park.