Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Open Door


Standing on a street corner
waiting for a bus
in front of the Comex paint store.
Move out to the street
to see,
                 to see,
but no, not yet,
                 not yet,
so back to the shade,
                            the shade,
on the sidewalk, on cement,
no place to sit,
taxis swirling around dolphins
that are dividing the street,
then cars, trucks, motor-scooters,
excavation machinery,
secondary schoolers necking in the shadows,
women with small children,
workers, waiting for the same bus,
going home,
between organized areas,
with heavy bags,
and then,
               I see it,
                               I see it,
coming down the frontage road,
gliding up to the curb,
it has arrived, it has arrived,
       before us, right here,
                          before us,
                                       right here.
with open door.



— Russell Rosander


An artist and poet living in the Costalegre of Mexico, Russell Rosander is also a co-founder of the Bar None Group. Russell hosts weekly readings and discussions on poetry, art, music and literature...but mostly poetry at Chynna's Backstage Bar in Barra de Navidad, Mexico. You can find more of Russell's writing at Russell Rosander Short Stories. 

Open Door is from Russell's latest chapbook of poetry, Seeds Awakening. The poems in Seeds Awakening reflect the author's thoughts and observations in the first quarter of 2016.

Russell has published three previous limited edition volumes of poetry — The Creator is the Devil, Heart of One and MotMots Emergency — available for purchase at his weekly Friday appearances at Hector's Corner Bar in Barra de Navidad. Copies are also available at Babalu's Café and Books in Melaque, Jalisco, Mexico.