Thursday, May 16, 2013

Afternoon Poem (For Martha and Armando)

The Author and giant turtle of the Galapagos, 2005

After eating and talking all afternoon with family and friends ((kind of celebrating Martha and Armando’s wedding, after dating eighteen years) (I had asked if they were rushing it—a little? … the joke didn’t go over well)). I have grown long and tired, like the old turtles of the Galapagos—who has lived a hundred years, and who has done nothing, nothing at all! Hence, with sandal-footed-feet, I excuse myself, and make it to my bed, fall deep into wondrous dreams, a thousand years old…!

#3837 (4-14-2013)/ For Mary-Sofa
Note: The author was in the Galapagos in 2005.