First Alleyways

First Alleyways

Cente, the
breast-only
feeder, changes their
priorities. Worn
out parents still make the scene

but Danny’s trick knee
makes him the caregiver and
it’s changed his
personality
from wild to

subdued. He
smiles, always
has, and Jessica
talks, bartenders draw
Seoul’s Jirisan beer as cold

winter rebounds, blue
wind chills five layer attempt
to stay warm.
I blew hard at a
street Christian:

Jehovah’s
evangelist. Misplaced, but
a release
from a life in which
the glow of a young

child has been
replaced by domestic war.
Envy creeps,
desire to rewind
ten years hits again.

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Nikolay and Marina (Bulgarika 4)

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Nikolay and Marina

(Bulgarika 4)

 

Here in their

new house, the one with

old fruit trees, rabbits,

grape vines and

an apartment for

his parents, a dog,

a cat, two

studios and wood,

beautiful

antiques from Holland, the whole

artist group

invades for “Kvas,” the

Russian bread juice they

line up for

in Moscow.  This one

is a touch sweeter

so Hyuntay

and Kwang Suk drink it.

Cheese soufflé

wine, Bulgarian pizza,

fresh fruit and

crepes round out the authentic

local lunch,

as cameras flash,

Marina laughs, and

proudly shows

us Darina, seventeen,

a model,

bodacious, and just

as pretty as Mom.

7 August 2012

Varna, Bulgaria

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