493. Rose Petals & Chicharrónes

October 28, 2014
by Paul Nelson

The latest postcard poem from the 2014 August Poetry Postcard Fest.

493. Rose Petals & Chicharrónes

August 19, 2014, Seattle, WA

“Holiness does not dissolve, it is a
presence / of bronze.” – Denise Levertov

The Cholula sacramental
marching band scatters
rose petals in a
trail toward the
pyramid. Puebla
pigeons’ll eat
chicharrónes if you
let them & each
South American butterfly
has a nation & a national


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