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