Issue #14, March, 2000 : --
E. A. Mares
In the Taverna Ononas
One Greek Spoon and
a 'Fridgerator Magnet
I bring back to "Burque"
(for "la guera" at the Barelas Coffee Shop)
a 'fridgerator magnet and
one Greek spoon from Athens
"La Guera" of Barelas Coffee Shop fame
wants to sip chocolate in the Greek dawn
stir her coffee near Syntagma Square
She opens the 'fridgerator door and
sees the Parthenon on the magnet
orange juice and skim milk
taste better with classical thoughts
Somewhere inside she feels her lips
pucker up to Homer and Plato
every atom in her body sways
to Greek metrics and golden numbers
Wingless Victory rises from the magnet
shapes "la guera" into a pale caryatid
the waitress who dances trays of Mexican food.
Copyright © 2000 E. A. Mares.
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Issue #14, March, 2000 :
Santa Fe Poetry Broadside.