Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Between the Peel and the Seed




Between the Peel and the Seed


It’s the mango fibers caught between the teeth,
or men working in sugarcane plantations
living in close quarters.

It’s fear el negrito will wake-up
on the street without an education
after a serious hurricane.

It’s the consuming image of sculpted ice
bleeding away, and what we say
when we approach the ocean.

It’s a woman and her baby smeared
all over someone’s parking space
while an exterminating angel
walks into a church wearing
ten thousand dollar suits,
and he’s running
for governor.

2 comments:

  1. Is this my favorite poem from you?

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  2. I don't know. I think it is the one about the dolphins. But maybe you liked this one too.

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