The Wall

“The Wall” first appeared in the April 2015 edition of The Thing Itself The Wall Small minds love lines, straight-edged and two-dimensional, slashed through sand or upon maps, starkly marking this and that. Small minds see barriers in nature, bark of tree, rind of fruit, skin and fur and water’s…

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Por la libre

“Por la libre” first appeared in the anthology Goodbye, Mexico: Poems of Remembrance Por la libre Just out of Reynosa, you shifted into fifth And roared to the state line, cigarette in hand. At the checkpoint we just waved our IDs, My license, your green card, no need for permits…

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The Ghost of the Moon

Originally published in the 2015 Texas Poetry Calendar. The ghost of the moon Trembles upon the river, Its pallor cracked and veined By the oblique shadows of branches— Ebony and mesquite, grasping at darkness. Like a lunar fragment A white form floats in those mangling waters— A face obscured by…

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