From BAMBOO RIDGE Issue Number 91, BAMBOO RIDGE: CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF LOCAL LITERATURE
Triggers for August:
1. for a moment, then, the world spun
From “The Vase,” by Mary Lombard
2. take what is given with thanks
From “The Bowl,” by Marie Hara
3. the conflict within me
From “Dichotomy,” by Kealoha
4. this is fine
From “The Spring” by Eric Paul Shaffer
5. until the sun goes down
From “The Caregiver and Her Mother,” by Beryl Allene Young
6. any window of opportunity
From “Viagra,” by Elmer Omar Pizo
7. I never open my eyes but
From “Clear,” by Alexei Melnick
8. dumb tourists
From “Sunday Best,” by Amalia Bueno
From “Chelonia Mydas,” by Clint Frakes
As the yolk sacks shrink & the young
fatten against their shells,
the egg teeth on the hatchling heads
pierce the leathery cases
& the newborns are pipped.
This prompts two more days of rest
before the marathon.
They hang their heads & flippers from cracked shells
like tenement dwellers
peeking from windows.
. . .
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