Friday, April 27, 2007

I Send a Postcard to Aretha from Nogales

I am learning nouns to write into the tiny space
already ripe with pronouns adverbs idioms for keeps
I want to focus here on Morley Street
where children in the families of talent dance
to music of the language on the street
and in the school and on my radio
defeating all unfriendliness
by occupation of the center court of brain
where deep breath is everyday
each morsel of the needed fire
combines with rain and earth and atmosphere
until the town becomes her kind of voice