Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Today's Poem is from Sandra Cisneros

Today's poem comes from my copy of Loose Women by Sandra Cisneros

Little Clown, My Heart

Little Clown, my heart,
Spangled again and lopsided,
Handstands and Peking pirouettes,
Backflips snapping open like
A carpenter's hinged ruler,

Little gimp-footed hurray,
Paper parasol of pleasures,
Fleshy undertongue of sorrows,
Sweet potato plant of my addictions,

Acapulco cliff-diver corazón,
Fine as an obsidian dagger,
Alley-oop and here we go
Into the froth, my life,
Into the flames!

Sandra Cisneros

1 comment:

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