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Today, let us travel south of Zumba (Ecuador), through the jungle mountains, to the Peruvian border. The physical journey is done in a ranchero – an old-style bus with a truck cab and wooden passenger section in back, with hard benches.

Safe Journeys!


L_caputoby Lorraine Caputo18 Oct 2014

On this rough-hewn road
through jungle mountains, my breath
is snatched away by
the ivory, by the lilac
orchids swaying in the rain.

My thoughts drift to my
father—these, his favorite
flowers—& I wish
to gather them into a
bouquet to gift his Spirit.

published in :
The Blue Hour (Father’s Day special – 16 June 2013)

in : The Blue Hour Anthology, Volume 2 (2013)