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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

New Project: Poem-Lorenzo Martinez


photo by Andrew MacDonald


Lorenzo Martinez

flexed brazos and the sun melt
color into sugar beets adding that
special ingredient
making it sweeter
manos harvest the ground
to find micas, permisos
and reasons for living
callused skin crossed over
on the year of the rat
still holding the papers
to prove one’s worth
in the creases you can smell the labor
still read the misspelled name
see the hours labored and money earned
by just another number
wonder why no one ask the paper for its story
as it sits in box, tucked away with forgotten history.

rodrigo sanchez-chavarria

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