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  New Orleans
by Debby J Rosenberg
Friday, May 13, 2005
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a backroad journey from Lafayette
over bayous and wetlands and forest
moments of blue grass filters the radio
as narrow roads and endless curves
sway and swerve
the nighttime air hums of insects
and all seems peaceful here


i felt the drain as i crossed the Mississippi
a tremendous pull from the calm
New Orleans busy and bustling
everyone hurtling and darting
where was the slow "Big Easy"


the city downtown gave me agony
squeezing and towering density that suffocated


i wandered north and south
i wandered east and west


brief moments awarded to persevere


once at the lakefront
once at the cemetary


and a walk through a park where
geese and turtles and i felt santuary


by afternoon i melted down
in a fit of impatience with myself
simultaneously a murder cross town
ranked up another statistic


i'm so sorry


cajun crawfish singed my lips
and the gumbo tasted stellar
scratching bug bites on my wrists
i realized how quickly a city
could destabilize and purposely
diminish calmness


i took a deep breath
and exhaled a loving light
into/upon this city of water
then licked the cayenne off my lips




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Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Sounds good to me!!

Lovely write!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader)
It is a beautiful journey. Thanks for refreshing my memories.

Elizabeth
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
you made me want to go back to louisiana! LOL

wonderful write; well done!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in tx., karen lynn. :P (coz you mentioned the cajun crawfish; you made me HUNGRY! LOL)
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