Que lo que, Henny. Today I’m enjoying this beautiful7/26/2021, 10:49:32 PM
Que lo que, Henny. Today I’m enjoying this beautiful tropical weather while I make my way through this poetry collection that has my jaw on the floor. Here is one of the stunning poems from the collection: Blood-Light My brother has a knife in his hand. He has decided to stab my father. This could be a story from the Bible, If it wasn’t already a story about stars. I weep alacranes—the scorpions clatter to the floor like yellow metallic scissors. They land upside down on their back and eyes, but writhe and flip to their segmented bellies. My brother has forgotten to wear shoes again. My scorpions circle him, whip at his heels. In them is what stings in me— It brings my brother to the ground He rises, still holding the knife. My father ran out of the house, Down the street, crying like a lamplighter— but nobody turned their lights on. It is dark. The only light left is in the scorpions— There is a small light left in the knife too. My brother now wants to give me the knife. Some might say, My brother wants to stab me. He tries to pass it to me—like it is a good thing. Like, Don’t want a little light in your belly? Like the way Orion and Scorpius— across all the Black night—pass the sun. My brother loosens his mouth— Between his teeth, throbbing red Antares. One of way to open a body to the stars, with a knife. One way to love a sister, help her bleed light. Gurrlllll that poem has me shooketh!! So good. But other than that, I will continue enjoying this little vacay lol 😂. What is everyone reading this weekend?