Art Challenge Installment 1

Posted: October 2, 2012 in Uncategorized

Get ready to open up google translate with this first installment of the monthly art challenge.  This month the theme was “Language”.


Buscando Las Palabras 

It felt like I was tonguing an ice cube

The way the words came out

Obtrusive, harsh, and cold.

I forgot to breathe.

And the whole crowd forgot too.


They said I shook

As I told them the cost was cuarenta y cinco sorrows,

A price much larger than any cash

Como se dice stage fright?


The Padre Nuestro

Dribbled out from my lips later

As the abuelas crossed themselves furiously.

Gloria a ti Señor.


You’ve got to be willing to speak poor español

antes de convertirse en un poeta.

Slower please. Mas despacio.

I’m looking for las palabras.



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