Sunday, September 20, 2009

Poem: Tiny Mexicans

by Alex Gallo-Brown

I fool myself
into happy patter:
tap at keyboard, swing frying pan
listlessly across stove,
slumber briefly among strange
images of stormy men,
then launch myself back to work
come morning.

But earlier I was in the park, playing
basketball beside scores of tiny Mexicans.

But earlier I was in the street, bathing
in brilliant light made by silver cars.

For forever I have put finished 
cigarettes into the hollow womb 
of an ocean shell.

The ocean I have not witnessed in many moons.
But more of the moon I have seen than you.

1 comment:

  1. "Parting is all we know of heaven, and all we need of hell." -- Emily Dickinson