The Northeast Minneapolis Sphinx

Photo from the “Places the Mail Took Me” series by Annette Marie Hyder

From the pages of mythology — right into my path today as I carried mail on Jefferson Street in Northeast Minneapolis: Sphinx.

There are angels turning
’round the corner
sphinxes waiting
in the snow —
there are wonders that are
simultaneously real
as they are not-so-certain
just off-stage behind the curtain
of this earthly sold-out show.
— Annette Marie Hyder