At dawn in Bangkok
a protagonist is having breakfast,
boiled rice with fish, pickles,
and dried shredded pork,
all reality engaging again.
Near Kiev a personage hours ago
had quite a hearty breakfast
of crepes filled with pot cheese
and topped with sour cream,
the dew phenomenal as the sunlight
on a mating ground of butterflies.
An expendable man in Haifa,
already craving his dinner,
broke his fast with parsley,
sliced cucumbers, tomatoes,
and onions, without dressing,
in Helsinki, dressed for an interview,
with a sandwich of cold cuts,
in Madrid with fritters and cocoa,
the ruins, the statues, the ids
having silences of their own.
Allegory sailing on the bay.
The rainbow indifferent to its physics.