Art and poetry on page and stage

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Paco Marquez


A raid
of birds
cannibalizes blue poppies,
dancing on fountain waters,
like a hailstorm on a pond.

Brain roots
diving fierce
overgrow the earth’s core—
sparkling cool synapses—
colonies of earth worms.

Laughing winds
flow green
through chatter city-forests
bouncing in bone-brick homes:
pillow memories afloat.

Black cloth
layered fresh
with grey-erasers rain,
drumming a quiet tone—
like an audience of clapping infants.

Crown saints
diamond prophecies—
dance on wood-decks in flames
of their quiet demise.