- Vol. 02
- Chapter 05
Maria had a donkey
Maria foresaw her dying breath In the changing room mirror Her donkey died another death That day near Marbella
Now the tourists have gone And she hopes their cars will rust And her donkey’s poorly-shod And she thinks of misplaced trust
She sees him left abandoned In the shadow of the railings Little donkey gently hummed As she considers all her failings
Wonders about untaken journeys A pool half-full or half-empty Illness and wounds and injury In this land of milk and honey
Is he fenced in or is he fenced out? How did it come to this? Is there any room for doubt? Will the service be in Spanish?