Monday, October 12, 2009

A Clip, a Couple, and a Crack Head

Inhale the man trembling
across the street--
his eyes are on your eyes.

Look out for the cops, he slurs. -A globule
A woman is the Holy Grail, the Holy Grail you see. -of drool
YOU would not exist without HER orchestrations. -slips.

We drag hard on reality;
Your fists flatten as you nod,
and I exhale poetry.

Good lady, quiet lady smiling,
Write this in your notebook--
Man's talk is not for you and me.

I dust my pants of fragile mica
fragments, glittering like confetti,
and bend to clip my words.

His spit shines upon the pavement.*

*Edit: 10/19/2009 What do you think?

Copyright ©2009 Xiomara A. Maldonado

1 comment:

  1. I really enjoyed reading this. Very strong, raw, and real.