April 2013

Palma Daydream

I like to see the palmas
todas despeinadas
in the crazy South Texas wind
marching down the highway
like proud Azteca warriors
ready for battle
crowned by penachos
of quetzal and jade
marching back to Aztlan
where half-remembered
they survive in calendars
at Mexican restaurants
and in the daydreams
of poets.

—César de León

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