Bastille Day 2012

by Eugenia Macer-Story

Eugenia Macer-Story

Invisible fireworks over the roof

Dull celebratory explosions

Above my sleep or over on side street

Elusive airbursts: perhaps gunfire

As when I heard the “rat tat” in a coffee shop

Touring up Greek mountains toward Delphi

& jumped up from the table, sighting the yard

Perhaps with the reflexes of a ghost picnicking

With tourists now & into the future: causeways

& the credit collapsed amid gunfire

Outside the ancient treasury house & with shouts

Rooted somehow within the fiery small suns

Extra above dark mountain stone

Eugenia Macer-Story's picture

Eugenia Macer-Story was an american poet and playwright and director who has also received recognition nternationally for her visual art. Her Magick Mirror Communications endeavor began as a Bicentennial project in 1975-76 in Salem, Massachusetts, has traveled as a store-happening through a number of intermediate locations, and is now located in midtown Manhattan in the Broadway renovation area. She passed away on December 17, 2013.

Last updated May 01, 2015