“A Parable for Thomas”: a poem by Santi Tafarella


Beauty is noticing the lonely

Boulder on yonder hill casting


In your way a long black

Tongue declaring that, yes,


The sun is rising, and you

Need not ascend yourself


The hill, nor touch me,

To still not understand

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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