Thursday, November 25, 2010

Poetry Thursday

Alabama Kitty


The Girl at Pike Place Market, Seattle

I thought that if I could ask her
the price of artichokes
it would be sealed: she would want
to know everything about me.
It wasn't just black dreadlocks
or olive skin that made me want
to stare every time I passed her
produce stand.  When she reached
for that cabbage, exposing tender black
hair, I knew I could love her.
Three years she peddled
vegetables amidst belt booths,
bunches of flowers, flying fish, and every time
I walked that arcade, she
was what truly bloomed. 

Dan Morris

(Poetry inspired photography based on Daniel's chapbook, Following The Day.)

4 comments:

Chrissy said...

Aww, Kitty, this is beautiful!

Happy Thanksgiving (I know you already had an early Thanksgiving, but, anyway)!!!

Hugs xxx

Amy said...

I found your blog through Lindsey and it's a delight! I'm very much enjoying the photos, the writing and your husbands poetry!

I'll be back often.

Amy

lindsey said...

love love love your photo this week. and i do believe this is my absolute favorite poem from dan's chapbook. i'm ready for another one! believe it or not, i'm still in my jammies. and i even forgot to post yesterday. sending you all kinds of friday love - hope the past few days have been magical as well!

xo

Lauren said...

cool!