I submit poems to seven places
say hi to Anna who found a place near Brandon
see the broken pieces of turtle shell my husband found
eat a peanut butter sandwich
and in the taxi enroute to RRE
talk to PK who is subletting a place there
(because his plans for a place past 17 Mile Beach
didn’t pan out for him)
about “Feasting with my Friend Juliet”
which he likes so maybe we can talk about poetry
some day. I get an $8 haircut from a Filipina
get groceries from the RRE Store
and take the taxi back to Long Island
while listening to Rasta music.
Paula Yup has published numerous poems, including several J Journal. Her book of poetry is entitled Making a Clean Space in the Sky (Evening Street Press). “First Day of School at CMI” was written when Paula and her husband, a teacher and oceanographer, lived in the Marshall Islands.