Dented table = memories
The instant I saw this Coca Cola table, I remembered a trip to Mexico and an afternoon snack beside a tropical river. That must have been an important day, as back when I thought I was going to be a poet (~2003, for those of you working on writing my biography), I wrote a poem about that same afternoon:
Between Cancer and the Equator
The hotel’s pink stucco façade –
faded from age and sun and inattention –
guards the narrow street.
Four Americans crawl
from a blue Ford
pushing their way through air
glutinous from just-ended rain.
Crossing the desolate lobby
to a jacaranda-shaded veranda
they sit on dented red chairs
drink tepid Coca Cola through paper straws
eat pineapple pan dulce.
a languid river creeps past
its thick water the same color as the pastry.
San Angelo, Texas
Posted on December 2, 2018, in Photography and tagged 365 photo project, black and white photography, Chicken Farm Art Center, learning to see, Leica, melinda green harvey, memories, monochrome, one day one image, photo a day, photography, poetry, postaday, road trip, San Angelo Texas, texas, thoughtful seeing, travel photography. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.