Nov/Dec 2019 • Vol. XLI No. 6 Poetry |

This in the News Unmentioned

The aged seamstress on The old road to Querétaro Has no work. Her Sewing machine is broken, And her eyes as well. The rose seller from Santa Julia Reads Neruda and dreams Of buying his mother a stove. It is the time of rain. She Cooks outdoors with firewood. The housekeeper’s five Sons have all gone north. Her favorite won’t phone, and She can neither read nor write. Meanwhile, arms move south And drugs move north. The avocados travel north Too in this season, beyond The budget of the seamstress, Rose seller, and housekeeper. Business always good Between the two Nations.

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