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Festes Patronales

Fokkina McDonnell


float of the virgin
her lights switched off switched on
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 in the square
the old batchelor
and his zimmer frame



Fokkina McDonnell is a frequent visitor to the Almassera Vella. Her first collection 'Another Life' (Oversteps Books) was published in 2016. Her website and blog: www.acaciapublications.co.uk


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