Saturday, June 23, 2012

Houston in the summer

To the Girl with the Red Wagon

You are pulling behind you
a Latino girl with 
wiry black hair
in a rusted red wagon
and you are both laughing - 
that good, deep belly laugh
that simmers down when you take
a breath
like sloshing water
in the bottom of a can

she hands you slices of
an avocado 
and you take what isn't yours
making a covenant of 
in a world that dances to the beat
of the dollar

and as she throws her head back
to continue the gurgling sound
like the repeat barlines 
at the end of some
forgotten sheet music
I wonder if one day you will
remember her face -
the girl whose father cut 
your father's grass
for a living


  1. Hooray little summer girl

  2. beautiful, vivid images. love it.

  3. Oh my goodness, thank you so much! I LOVE your blog design and can't wait to read your posts. Thanks for finding me here!

  4. i could feel the summer on my skin with this post... bravo


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