Poquito Alla

This hand?  This hand, he says,  It was an accident.  You do not understand  Poquito aquí. Poquito allá,  that’s how Dios meant it, ves, to be.  It doesn’t bother me too much  In fact, it gives me less to work about.  Less people who will trust their broken chairs to me.  Yet I can still …

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Feeding You

I have slipped chile under your skin  Secretly wrapped in each enchilada  hot and soothing,  carefully cut into bitefuls for you as a toddler  increasing in power and intensity as you grew  until it could burn  forever  silently spiced into the rice  soaked into the bean caldo  smoothed into the avocado          …

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