What You See, What You Take With You, in UCLA’s Parrafo magazine

Along with many talented writers, the awesome Sesshu Foster among them, Vickie published a poem in Parrafo magazine’s Los Angeles issue. Read an excerpt from her poem below and click the link for the whole enchilada.

 

 “What You See, What You Take With You”

AFTER MARISELA NORTE’S PHOTOGRAPHS OF LOS ANGELES

 

 

On the Broadway bus with Marisela, her French diamond  lips
Composition notebooks and fancy uñas

A chola’s drawn-in dragon eyebrows warn us at the Walmart in Pico
In my skin, Jefitos      fade blue on my chest
Donuts and doctors and acrylic tips   tiendas y más tiendas
Open a n d c l o s e d              closing
Closer, chula
There’s something I’ve been meaning to tell you…

 

Visit the magazine to read the full poem.

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