Mexican Red Sunsets

MEXICAN RED SUNSETS

Whisper my beating heart silent
-my footsteps cross the border
Rio Brava del Norte,

America, that open whore
wants cheap life
and cheaper beer,

Fourteen hour days
for half minimum wage
and no health cover,

Soon the whites will all be obese
eating McDonalds with extra fries
served with a Spanish accent,

Give me back
my soul-torn sunsets
Mexican red steppes,

Ashe juniper, White-tail deer,
this is where my heart lies
this life, this beauty-whispered life.

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Filed under Poems 2011 - 2012, Poetry

One response to “Mexican Red Sunsets

  1. Delighted to read a poem by you again. 🙂 Mary Ann

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