Thursday, April 13, 2017

April 13: Holy Thursday, Rigoberto Gonzalez, "things that shine in the night"

A beautiful little poem from Rigoberto for this Holy Thursday night.  Hey, it has Judas in it.  It counts.

Saint Marty is ready for a little church.

things that shine in the night

by:  Rigoberto Gonzalez

—from “The Bordercrosser’s Pillowbook”

Fulgencio’s silver crown—when he snores
the moon, coin of Judas, glaring
at the smaller metals we call stars
my buckle
the tips of my boots
the stones in my kidneys
an earring
a tear on the cheek
the forked paths of a zipper
the blade of the pocketknife triggering open
the blade of the pocketknife seducing the orange
the blade of the pocketknife salivating
the blade of the pocketknife
the word México
the word migra

1 comment:

  1. ...Saint Marty's eyes as he reads a good poem...