... or an argument on behalf of letters of law o porqué nunca, jamás lo invitan a leer con abogados-poetas de aquí
Mariano Explains Yanqui Colonialism to Judge Collings
Judge: Does the prisoner understand his rights?
Interpreter: ¿Entiende usted sus derechos?
Prisoner: ¡Pa'l Carajo!
de "Trumpets from the Islands of their Eviction"
Julio Signing His Name
signing his name,
from his Social Security Card,
scratching letters child-crooked.
But Julio's black hand
was schooled for lettuce-picking
de "Rebellion is the Circle of a Lover's Hands"
The Community College Revises
Its Curriculum in Response
to Changing Demographics
SPA 100 Conversational Spanish
is especially concerned
with giving police
to express themselves
in matters of interest
de "A Mayan Astronomer in Hell's Kitchen"