Reading Mrs. Stevens Hears the Mermaids Singing in a Bar

In Lagos, Portugal.
She thought she was so

adult to be
drinking alone

with Ms. Sarton
still alive in a foreign country.

28 years ago
this August, she hasn’t been

back. No longer goes
to bars with or without

May. There was a bartender
in that story—but not this poem.

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