Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Homegrown

homegrown
east side
bad boys
walk
proud
brown legs
inside
creased baggy jeans
wide smile just shy
of a laugh
cute names
i like to say
Bobby and
Danny
who tell inside jokes
that won't make sense
to me
dance slow pull close
bad side
boys homegrown
east
clean pressed
smell like tide & cologne
greet and kiss their
mothers in Spanish
sleep chests covered in
white t-shirts
double layered
over hearts

Monday, October 4, 2010

Mariposer

He says
"I run away
when I feel butterflies!
Don't ever want to
fall in love!"
But I've seen his lips
kiss his child
I've felt his arms
around me
He is the love
that he avoids
running from
himself
I tell him "Stand still
for a minute"
Maybe he'll see that
he IS the butterfly
his colors adorn
the world around him
as he flys
fluttering off
fooling himself
convinced that
he took
all of the
pollen
with him