Virgen Dolorosa – II

by Lorraine Caputo

The Virgin of Sorrows procession 
has begun with the swoosh 
& boom of rockets. 
Now the singing through these 
ancient streets, below this 
Scorpio full moon. 
In the quiet that wraps around the 
colonial buildings, 
a door clicks shut, a 
woman wrapped in a deep 
blue poncho limps along 
on a cane, rushing 
to the church of green-tiled 
domes & gold-leafed nave. 

Lorraine Caputo is a documentary poet, translator and travel writer. Her works appear in over 300 journals on six continents; and 20 collections of poetry — including On Galápagos Shores (dancing girl press, 2019) and Caribbean Interludes (Origami Poems Project, 2022). She journeys through Latin America, listening to the voices of the pueblos and Earth. Follow her travels at: or

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