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  1. Malnourished

    Ariono-jovan Labu Member

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    Nego... Negro como medianoche-
    Negro como una sombra entre un sombra.

    Jorobadas y nocturna
    con manos juntas, ojos bajos
    sentado un monton de escombras
    en las equinas de Mission y Van Ness.
    Semivista de harapos, olientes de alcanfor
    vomito y basura caliente`,
    zapatos rotos sucia de barro y excremento.
    Rota con dolor, abatidas por los vientos de violencias.

    "?Tu tinene un cigarillo?" El dice-

    "No-" yo dico.

    Un momentos despues, como intoxicada
    por lo que es Santos, perdida en la luz del vino
    humos como la estacion de esclavo- centro.
    Y yo miro a este retrato- abstracto de un hombre,
    despajado y merchito en este mundo frio
    cruel y crimen.
    En este la ciudad de hambre y moho
    con el mismo derecho a vivir como el rico.

    Negro- Negro como de corbon-
    Negro como soy.


    Black... Black as midnight-
    Black like a shadow within a shadow.

    Hunchback & nocturnal
    hands joined, eyes downcast
    sitting on a pile of debris
    at the corner of Mission & Van Ness.
    Half- clothed in rags, smelling of camphor
    vomit & steamy trash,
    shredded- shoes dirty with mud & dung
    broken with grief, mauled by the violent winds.

    “Gotta a smoke?” he asks

    "No-" i reply.

    A moment later, as if intoxicated
    by that which is Holy, lost in the light of wine
    hymns as if the slave- central station.
    & i look at this abstract portrait of a man
    homeless & withering away in this cold
    cruel & criminal world.
    In this city of hunger & rust
    with the same right to live as the rich.

    Black... Black as coal-
    Black like me.

    erikestabrook JPiC Premium VIP Member

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    awesome poem Ariono I'm lucky enough to catch it,

    your description is wonderfully gritty,
    awesomely put together

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