Thursday, April 22, 2010

NaPoWriMo Thursday April 22, 2010

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Postcard to Willie Perdomo April 22nd 2010


Willie, papi,
Sorry I missed you at my alma mater
But judging from the way you’ve cut the amapolas
And all those barrio pitchers and jungle leopards
You write about, I thought it would be best if I waited
For the right milky constellation 
To appear before we actually met. 

So much has gone down in these two years. 
I still don’t see men like me in your poems,
But if the barrio is anything like the island
I know I’m in there somewhere.

By the way, listen to this: 
You didn’t just toe me an inch, no
Nor leave me to set my small bald eye
Skyward again, without hope

Negro, you should know better than to take me
Seriously, it’s all Klonopin
And lithium, gang rapes and LSD.

Promise you’ll read my manuscript.
It won’t disappoint you, or the guys in the barrio.

tuyo por el resto de esta fucking vida
sergio










©  Sergio A. Ortiz April 22nd, 2010

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