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November 28, 2017

For Grethel* on Her Birthday

Words waiting to coat the tongue

evaporate when a conch pearl’s inner

flame lights the eye. The brilliance

of her spark often hides in pretty-pretty

pink porcelain, a camouflage coat

that only seems fragile. Each year

in this other home lays a cry...

November 23, 2017

(traducción al español a continuación) It has been a really fun day.  In a couple of my classes, we went past the bell because of the number of students who couldn't wait to share their work.  Several of the younger boys who had not shown as much interest as some of th...

November 19, 2017

Every morning when I wake up, I hear girls from Our Little Roses outside laughing, yelling, and playing.  Those sounds continue while I'm getting ready for the day teaching poetry at Holy Family Bilingual School, which is conveniently in the same building as my apartme...

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