8/30/14

Honduran Furniture


.the wishing girls left tonight.
.dreams of leisure and cash.
.from the islands they came.
.looking to the night sky for signs.
.raising hands to get closer to gods.
.follow you around back.
.where the rusted equipment is kept.
.believe in manicured gardens.
.tame the wild vines and weeds.
.moan and groan down the stairs.
.methodical activity is the only way.
.a good son will carry the burden.
.despite the exhaustion and worry.
.gringos all their lives.
.honduran furniture and Persian rugs.
.boxes from Kuwait and high dollar bikes.
.a screw came loose and the gun was around.
.scoundrels bring out the worst.
.learn to keep your cool.
.it is a very important skill.