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Festes Patronales

Fokkina McDonnell

 


Festes Patronales

float of the Virgin
her lights unplugged plugged in
as she sways downhill

smiling at Saints Cosmo and Damian:
the Rwandan priest

young girls carry
pots of basil on their heads -
the boys’ awkward hands

Dios es Amor
pavements streaked with candle wax

last back on the square
the old bachelor
and his Zimmer frame

 

Acknowledgements:

Fokkina McDonnell (website www.Fokkina.co.uk) is a psychologist, psychotherapist and poet who has visited us several times at the Almassera notably with Mimi Khalvati and Matthew Sweeney.

 

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