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spacer.gif   David Hernandez
Posted by : cj on Friday, December 03, 2004 - 09:15 AM
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Poetry:  Click On The Author's Name 6 A.M.

If you look out the porch
beyond the waking city
straight into the pink/blue
sunrise flame.

You can feel the angels coming
back from all-night parties
with rumpled feather-wings
and lipstick-smeared night gowns
that could use a touch-up
from the laundry cleaners
right around the corner
on the east side
of your smile.


ODE TO A BOWL OF YET CA MEIN

Chester and Bill and all the other people
Will serve you a meal and price it real simple
The clatter of plates, a song from the grill
Rushing waitress looking strong
Makes sure that one gets filled.

There's shrimp and steak plates
Chop suey with rice, sea perch and salad,
Sweet tea with ice.

There's meat loaf and chilli, hot soup with cheese
Cool pies and ice cream cool like a breeze.

Yet the best thing for breakfast
When last night didn't end
And you promised your body you won't fo it again
Treat yourself this morning to some hot yet ca mein.

Oh some hot yet ca mein! Oh some hot yet ca mein!
So good for the boand soothing to the brain!
Fresh egg with noodles! Onions and meat!
Steaming broth and pepper, to spice up the heat!
Some coffee to follow, it's mellow and fine!
Come back tomorrow at yet ca mein time!

Oh it's yet ca mein time! Hot yet ca mein time!
All over Chicago! It's yet ca mein time!


UN BUQUE DE FLORES

Especifically for you/Solamente para ti
I will climb the tallest tree
So the whole world can see
The perfection that you are
Solamente para ti
Especifically for you
Solaamente para ti!

Solamente para ti/Especifically for you/
I will organize a fiesta
I will run for presidente
I will talk to all the gente
Holiday with morning sun
Eating chunks of watermelon
Green and pink and juicy sweet
People dancing on the street
Gather all around your feet
Especifically for you/Solamente para ti!

Solamente para ti/Especifically for you
I will make the city pretty
I will take the subway trains
String them up in schoolyard games
Big old buildings, all the statues
Lakes and parks and taxi cabs
Prom-night songs all night long
Steel-beam dreams in touch with God
Fresh green weeds in empty lots
City life under blue sky
All the glitter-glitzy shows
After morning whisper sweet
I will lay them at your feet
Solamente para ti/Especifically for you!

Solamente para ti/Especifically for you
I will get into a dieta
I will get so thin flaquito
Kissing you con un besito
I will give you castle burgers
Y un beef al italiano
Arrozz, gandul, cafe Cubano,
Sushi bar, Caesar salad,
Chicken taco y quesadillas,
Green banana con morsilla,
Soul-food plate, lox n' bagel,
Yogurt ice-cream on your table
Solamente para ti/Especifically for you!


 
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