Construction Literary Magazine

Fall 2019

Bus Fare to Santiago

Bus Fare to Santiago

Photograph via Flickr by jikatu

   The man next to you holds a bag of beets, white and red striped
as if suited to dream the end of war.
   You grow tired, sitting in bantam seats, waiting to pass over
reprehensible land turn by turn.
   Through glass, La Alameda flashes lapis in
a platinum face you love where gondolas breach privacy.

                          Call Santiago a whore.
                          Call Santiago ready to take you back.