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Random Poem:

The History of Spanish Milliners

The History of Spanish Milliners
There is a photo in my host
mom’s bedroom of women
sitting cross legged in
the Guadelest hills. With
the precision of dressing
wounds, they twist strings
from fields of sun
soaked straw. They alone
expose the mystery
of hats. In the dusty
milieu is this house shaved
from a mountain.
It is the only family
trinket beyond which
the dead are buried
and marked by weeds.
When our tongues
are stained by the pink
Spanish saffron flower,
I ask her what was used
to remedy noise-
less mornings. Only color,
and the ghosts that find
it hard to be human again.

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