Wednesday, August 5, 2015


LORINE PARKS today is a beautiful California day

a brilliant October California day
when the clarity of the sunshine
arouses your heart
like your first sip of a good wine
like the dry whisper of a Blue Oak Merlot
or the shimmer of a Napa Chardonnay

today the sparkle of light on ordinary objects
makes you eager to do extraordinary things
climb a glass mountain
dive like a peregrine
the day hands you a mirror
and in it you see stars

and it was just as beautiful
on that other October day
when you met your husband-to-be
the blue of noon split open
and inside lay as many
good intentions
as a pomegranate has seeds

don't blame him
now he's your husband-that-was
she seduced you both
led you astray
bewitched you with her special light
blame that bitch of a California day


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