Postcards from France

First published in Mirrors 3:3, Summer 1990, page 58.

Jardin du Lexembourg
the bending daffodils
under smog

double rainbow . . .
rain from the awning
drips on my baguette

above the tour guide’s umbrella
a broken gargoyle
snags a cloud

under the arch
another tourist
poses like napoleon

sending a French postcard . . .
the daffodil stamp
tastes like home