January 18th, 2017

poetry, exceptindreams

One Thursday Afternoon: Magdalena, Sonora, 1939

“One Thursday Afternoon: Magdalena, Sonora, 1939″
Alberto Ríos

Baltazár went to the market and came home with a parrot.
Thursdays in this town were always just so:
What should have been four big potatoes and some white cheese
Came home in a cage filled with green feathers and two wings.
The mathematics of exchange in this world, the stomach or the heart—
Which of these, how much of one for the other,
Friday would have to sort out. On a Thursday afternoon
The world sang, a full dinner this way coming through the air.