Abyss & Apex : Second Quarter 2007 : Dreams of Sinaloa by Alveraz Ricardez

Dreams of Sinaloa

Alveraz Ricardez


horseback on a clay trail in jalisco
i find two vanilla cream scorpions
one on it’s back and one in tears

i ask the sad scorpion if he knows
the way back to colima

his sun cracked voice
whispers between spittled sand
‘save me from being without my isabella’

our eyes meet at her waist
the wake of his affair

inside this familiar resolve
between chapped lips
i find the quiet and swallow

his eyes roll back and his arms
lift with the rise of my boot

i scoop the dead lovers into my palm
and bury them on the side of the
clay trail in jalisco





Alveraz Ricardez has two published volumes of poetry, Hot Mud Poems and The Pill Bug Torero. He is the editor of Kill Poet Press & Journal and works as a screenwriter in Hollywood. He lives with his wife and two children. He also raises emu on his ranch in southern Chile. Alveraz has been published in Chronogram, Arabesque, Pemmican, MiPoesias, Softblow, Language and Culture, AVQ, and numerous other magazines and journals.


Poem © 2007 Alveraz Ricardez. All other content copyright © 2007 ByrenLee Press





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