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Poetry #131
(published April 24, 2003)
San Francisco, California
by Jonathan Hayes

still in her safeway uniform
but now with a cigarette & drink

she fries tortilla chips in the skillet
holds up a bloody red steak to the kitchen air

with our tarnished metal forks
we smash avocados in a ceramic bowl

lemon more salt

by the time the guacamole is made
chips are laid on a green guatemalan cloth

to dry
& cool

she tells us
"como extraño a mi tierra"

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