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: www.facebook.com/lorrainecaputo.wanderer or https://latinamericawanderer.wordpress.com.