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Author: poem of Margaret Atwood Type: poem Views: 35

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I'm thinking about you. What else can I say?

The palm trees on the reverse

are a delusion; so is the pink sand.

What we have are the usual

fractured coke bottles and the smell

of backed-up drains, too sweet,

like a mango on the verge

of rot, which we have also.

The air clear sweat, mosquitoes

& their tracks; birds & elusive.



Time comes in waves here, a sickness, one

day after the other rolling on;

I move up, it's called

awake, then down into the uneasy

nights but never

forward. The roosters crow

for hours before dawn, and a prodded

child howls & howls

on the pocked road to school.

In the hold with the baggage

there are two prisoners,

their heads shaved by bayonets, & ten crates

of queasy chicks. Each spring

there's race of cripples, from the store

to the church. This is the sort of junk

I carry with me; and a clipping

about democracy from the local paper.



Outside the window

they're building the damn hotel,

nail by nail, someone's

crumbling dream. A universe that includes you

can't be all bad, but

does it? At this distance

you're a mirage, a glossy image

fixed in the posture

of the last time I saw you.

Turn you over, there's the place

for the address. Wish you were

here. Love comes

in waves like the ocean, a sickness which goes on

& on, a hollow cave

in the head, filling & pounding, a kicked ear.






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The postcard is perhaps a symbol of the connection between the two lovers, despite them being very far apart from each other.
Theme of Appearance VS Reality. The pictures on the postcard are inappropriate representations of reality, they are merely delusions.

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