The evening walk, the mother and the town

Cover photo by Jora Vaso – Tirana, Albania The evening walk I walk along the street in the city of memory and dreams I hear Taylor Swift from the favorite neighborhood meatball joint I laugh Ridiculous I think I quickly forget as I hear behind me a beautiful older Chinese couple arguing I laugh Immediately I think In one week I leave My mother won’t … Continue reading The evening walk, the mother and the town

Goodbye Summer: Poems by Derek Walcott and Zbigniew Herbert

The bitter end of summer. The sun, predictably leaving us, yet still cruelly, like a lover we’re not yet ready to relinquish. Selfish, narcissistic, too confident we’ll be waiting. Wiser than us. Leaving a fire behind, now only waiting to go out as we struggle to prematurely forget, all too ready to throw our overwhelming feelings to the wind. The sun should have turned them … Continue reading Goodbye Summer: Poems by Derek Walcott and Zbigniew Herbert