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Daily Poem – City Moon

July 28, 2006

City Moon

by Francisco Aragón

Perfect disc of moon, huge
and simmering
low on the capital’s filthy horizon — ¡Ay,
qué luna más hermosa! she says
pushing the stroller slowly down Atocha.
And gorgeous too the firm-thighed

boys from Lisbon
a block away, who work
Kilometer Zero’s sidewalk, the neon
shoestore they lean against
cupping the flames
of passing strangers.

The sky above Puerta del Sol turns
a darker shade of blue. Who says
it doesn’t become night’s
one eye
as it scales the heavens, paling
and shrinking before it moves
…for the complete poem, go to:
http://www.cstone.net/~poems/citymara.htm
Primary Source:
http://www.cstone.net/~poems/

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