Thursday, April 16, 2009


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


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...