"José Antonio Primo de Rivera is inscribed on the convent wall,"

José Antonio Primo de Rivera is inscribed on the convent wall, beside the huge cross,

over the long stone bench where housewives, students,

junkies sit, south-facing. No one seems to notice the words

being absorbed back into the stone.

 

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This poem is from my second book, Santiago Sketches, which is entirely set in the pilgrimage city of Santiago de Compostela in northwestern Spain. You can read more poems here, in Spanish and in English. You can buy the book on Amazon here, or if you'd rather buy local, order from your bookshop. More information is available on my website.