Fruits 8th Grade, Freshly Emigrated from Mexico by Paco Marquez

By Paco Marquez

sandias are watermelons
melones are melons
limones are limes
limas are lemons

crucifixion of blood fruits
teenager baffled
by a new language
resting on gestures
speaking in tongues
throat driven down hallways
wood shield as smile
little body asphyxiating
on delicately cut prunes
elegant phrases eaten
not this pinprick
not that whistle
minute words
asphalt affection
backs turned
mini flesh

never mind

hot luck

re turn

sit this

eat

hi

oh!

o

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