A splash & another dampens this dusk.
Four bare boys dive into the river.
Thin arms stroke the water the color
of their bodies. Shadow water lilies float
on the current. Mass bells begin ringing.
Night birds swoop out of the old
boat station. Rayos streak the clouded sky.
Poet and translator Lorraine Caputo’s works appear in over 150 journals on six continents and 12 chapbooks of poetry – including Caribbean Nights (Red Bird Chapbooks, 2014) and Notes from the Patagonia (dancing girl press, 2017). She travels through Latin America, listening to the voices of the pueblos and Earth.