Saturday, January 28, 2023

(At Paperbacks y Mas with poet Ricardo Sanchez)

In the upper room of a used-book store
words on Big Chief paper,
songs in a grandmother's throat,
strums on a carpenter's guitar
occasion Easter's announcement
that the Poet continues to rise and write
at three a.m. in the carpenter's bed,
in recall of innocent love,
in prayers of the pure of heart.

April 19, 1987