Border Folk

This poem was originally published in the fall 2015 edition of BorderSenses. Border Folk It was 1983. Saturdays, my dad would rouse me early, The dawn fumbling blind through the dense south Texas fog, And we’d drive across the bridge into Nuevo Progreso, The river roiling and rushing far below.…

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A Cradlesong

The journal Metamorphoses published “A Cradlesong,” my translation of “Cōzolcuīcatl” (the 57th selection in the Aztec codex Songs of Mexico) in its spring 2015 edition. In the long sequence, a young Mexica girl envisions the fallen young king of Tenochtitlan, Ahuizotl, as a baby, youth and man, her musings running from motherly affection…

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