Thursday, April 16, 2009

ANGELS & FLOWERS


The neighbors seem to be cleaning

they seem to be cleaner

this is just

a mirage of fatigue


They don't curse

at the swine anymore

now they speak to them

with metaphors

with poetry

with the language

of angels & flowers

and it looks like

they are trying to

pick up the garbage


In the north

they placed the dog in a cage

and I put the cage in my car

and drove south

till we crossed the border

and I glanced at the dog

as I drove and I

looked at it

and it like a good sport

and I considered keeping it

to for myself


But the true magicians

are the money changers

they make 2 hundred

of my pesos disappear

in front of my eyes

I wish they would

work their magic doing

the exact opposite


Nonetheless I pushed

my shopping cart

through the isles of commerce

and one customer spoke

into his cellphone:


“It looks like nothing

happened to him

he must have made

a deal with the devil

or something because

he looks healthy & complete”


And I remembered

the ascetics that claimed

to know how to trick the devil

and I remembered their words

and how it really made sense

back then

but I also knew

the axiom

easier said than done

is usually right

and know I know

those holy fools

were right

2 comments:

Blog Author said...

It seems that we are back on the horse after the PC virus and doing pretty well an all with this nice verse.
I must say, its a good piece of writing. Keep at it. Dont forget.

Martínez said...

Thanks bro! your comments are always uplifting... oh, and the good things in life are hard to forget...