I dreamt of Toulouse
of writing to you from there
a roundabout dance

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Toulouse, France: July 2016

as I walk your streets ~ in summer sunshine sublime ~ all else falls away

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Paris artist: July 1999

the dirt on his feet ~ from walking on Paris streets ~ paints my portrait

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Bastille day tears

the horror of it

obliterated by hate

loss immeasurable

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The Venus of l’Abri Pataud: June 2016

washed out in a storm

your beauty shyly revealed

for the world to see

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From my window: Toulouse July 2016

summer swallows glide

against the slow-drifting clouds

over pink clay roofs

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