april 5,2011


spanglish es
the short-cut way
through notes scratched on desks
(we love)cheating on tests & asking
where a sustantivo is.

espangles is
the lunchtime chatter
on a tan tray
slathered with verbs
& pronouns like
yo & & él
just to name a few.

spanglish es
the loud night
fizzing rojo and azul
fireworks on the
4th of july

espangles is
the short-cut way
through notes scratched on desks
(we love)taking tests in the stifling heat
of a downstairs classroom: room 185
& asking where a
sustantivo is in the
check-out line at a supermarket
while the intercom blares
clean-up in aisle 3

spanglish es
here, there, everywhere-
hanging in the sun's glare
& the grass' roll
when everything
else is spinning
out of control.


a/n: por ejemplo, estos todos son la mía.