May 23, 2013

Coda by Lorraine Caputo


As I close the book
on another office day

transparent sheets of rain
move from volcanic heights

down to this jaguar valley
filled with rumbling thunder 

I take a hard seat
on a growling bus

watching the Morse-code rain
streak these dingy windows

listening to the engine’s irregular beat
as dusk darkens the streets




Lorraine Caputo is a documentary poet and travel writer.  Her works appear in over 80 journals in Canada, the US, Latin America and Europe; eight poetry chapbooks and six anthologies. For the past decade, Lorraine has been traveling through Latin America, listening to the voices of the pueblos and Earth.

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