Saturday, April 07, 2007

Advice to Any Random Tourist

Advice to Any Random Tourist
Instead of trying to understand
or the scent of everything

keep trying to magnify
your soul lost and little
like a mustard bean
soft and little

set ever so carefully
in the center
of a lone placemat
scuffed and brittle

--Nicole Marie Beatty

(Wow -- ain't the internet great? I saw this poem on a bus, years ago, as a tourist in San Francisco, and jotted it down because I liked it. I just found that piece of paper and decided to type it up so I could throw out the paper. But I googled the title, and found it here!)

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