when she first saw the city,
she thought it was a fata morgana –
some trick of the light.
but there it was: Jodpur
a place as massive as the blues gets
when poured into stone
and set adrift
[back to mirror images, only in a different way. and the blue city, it really exists – i visited it while in Rajasthan, India. should have taken more pictures, but here’s a picture collag via google: Jodpur. typing this, my mind comes up with the memory of the bus arriving there, and the bus driver calling out the announcement in twin magic words: “Jodpur, Jodpur!”]