August 2013

borde bermellón

veiled threat
on which fights jump off
into city streets,
mass transit, supermercado chants,
y tendederos

despacito,
fingers do the talking
sending lips into seclusion
making soft sounds
extinct

lips,
ode to dandelion
seeds exploding in air,
ode to frowns
haciendo muecas,
ode to songs
lyp synced,
ode to gritos
across colonias,
ode to last breaths

words get stuck behind
teeth, like teclas on
máquinas de escribir

labios que cuentan
historias, cantan canciones,
besan dolores, that make
love by just pushing
words into existence.

—Edward Vidaurre

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