Women made the fishing nets
valued throughout northern Catalunya
like the black lace
they specialized in knitting
fine and delicate.
Manuel Zalvide in charge of licenses
if they were caught using any others
from this town on the Mediterranean
named after a preacher man
from northern Africa, Felix, who was
rescued by two angels from drowning.
Women performed their own miracles
worked in factories to manufacture
for wine and oil but couldn’t stop
the town’s port from being bombed
during the Spanish Civil War
a gateway to the island of Mallorca.
Now tourists eat gelato
gather plates of tapas
late into the evening
swim at the playa
where the sea wall
looks like Jupiter’s child
had spilled her blocks on the way home
all the letters washed away in the tide.