Tuesday, July 4, 2017


JUST RETURNED FROM MEXICO!

(Here is what I filmed upon my return to Detroit Metro Airport:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8lDREuzrBQ&t=488s

I WAS THERE FOR THE DIVERSOS POETRY FESTIVAL!
in Mexico City!

What a wonderful time I had!

I read the poem, "If You see Something, Say Something", a collaboration written with a poetry friend of mine, his poem appeared first:

then came my poem of the same title, a collaboration published by The Fiddlehead of Canada (as follows:



--in response to: "If you See something, Say something"

                                        --Thomas Robert Higginson

       

"If you See something, Say Something


Banana"
                      

white shadow
crescent moon


Wax (ing)


Wax banana
Wax grapes, apples

in bowls
On my mother's dining room table


lunch

kitchen sink

I see this also

my father washing dishes
scalding water

his skin

down the drain

plates clean, heavenly,
full of banana water spots

we eat the shadows.

two of which
are my father's

diseased lungs


yet I float on clouds

into such a clean, pure kingdom
that nothing else matters

just a banana which I eat the moment I arrive.

Buddha

in suds.







copyright © 2016 by Thylias Moss. Published by arrangement with the author.  All rights reserved.

There is nit a finer poet with whom to collaborate.  I am indebted to him for this poem, and always will be.

A photo of my father, the one my poem is about.  He died in 1980, before I had even published a book, (now I have thirteen, including a romance novel: New Kiss Horizon.  He never met his only biological grandchild, my son, who will be 26 this month.

                          mi padre.  

He was called, Mole (after the Mexican Sauce -moh-lay)




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