493. Rose Petals & Chicharrónes

The latest postcard poem from the 2014 August Poetry Postcard Fest.

August 19, 2014, Seattle, WA

“Holiness does not dissolve, it is a
presence / of bronze.” – Denise Levertov

The Cholula sacramental
marching band scatters
rose petals in a
trail toward the
pyramid. Puebla
pigeons’ll eat
chicharrónes if you
let them & each
South American butterfly
has a nation & a national

About Splabman

Paul Nelson is founder of SPLAB in Seattle and the Cascadia Poetry Festival. He wrote a collection of essays, Organic Poetry & a serial poem re-enacting the history of Auburn, WA, A Time Before Slaughter (shortlisted for a 2010 Genius Award by The Stranger.) He’s interviewed Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Wanda Coleman, Anne Waldman, Sam Hamill, Robin Blaser, Nate Mackey, Eileen Myles, George Bowering, Diane di Prima, Brenda Hillman, George Stanley, Joanne Kyger & many Cascadia poets, has presented his poetry and poetics in London, Brussels, Qinghai and Beijing, China, Lake Forest, Illinois and other places & writes an American Sentence every day. www.PaulENelson.com

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