tijuanagringo poemas








Otay  001








far away

beyond the end
of all these streets

the last
little houses
climb their hill

twisting up
that final dry slope

vanishing into empty
furrowed
huge

rounded hillside

pierced by gully

gulch traced

towering ridgeline
empty no man's land

mountain forehead looming over

Otay



a helicopter crashed there two weeks ago carrying soldiers to the wilderness border




somewhere
nearer

past all the
recorded pirate
CD blasting

a live tambor duo plays
in the market

trumpet, drum
dee dee dee deedle wa wa dee
boom boom boom bang

but

by the time you get
there
through the crowd

they

are

g o n e























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