Wednesday, April 27, 2011

on the Puno dock

on the Puno dock
a couple in black, white, red
apart, together

As we hurry to board a boat waiting to ferry us to Isla Amantani, this couple attracts my attention. From their attire they seem to be from Amantani or one of the other Quechua-speaking islands on Lake Titicaca. They appear to be together, yet separated by the black post. He leans against the post, head inclined toward her, while she leans on the railing on the other side, head slightly turned in his direction. I wonder what they might be murmuring to each other on this crowded dock, or perhaps they are communing in silence.

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