Miguel Angel de Quevedo, Mexico DF, 2013
Photo by Triunfo Arciniegas
by Denise LevertovAmong its petals the rose still holds a few tears of the morning rain that broke it from its stem In each shines a speck of red light, darker even than the rose. Phoenix-tailed slateblue martins pursue one another, spaced out in hopeless hope, circling the porous clay vase, dark from the water in it. Silence surrounds the facts. A language still unspoken.