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Bridge of the World

Carlos Reyes

That book, its cover
gone spine breaking…

When I open it up
it is 1955

I step from the Panamerican Airways
propeller driven DC-3

and smell the jungle
of Panama

for the first time

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"Bridge of the World" from A Suitcase Full of Crows Bluestem Press. Copyright © 1995 by Carlos Reyes. Reprinted with the permission of the author.


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