Sunday, April 27, 2008

The Sun's Going Down on the West

the best part
of falling down
is getting back up
or catching that branch
right before sliding fast
all the way down
the hillside
and who knew that
jazz could flood one
with such emotion
that afterward you'd
know the song flew
much too fast
those steel brushes
against the skin
of the drums
still making that cool sound
in your head
makes one humble
music does
and if you don't care
about Jerusalem
or think much
about its history
or believe its name
means legacy of peace
or that it's a good inheritance
something to hold onto
like hope the sun
is going down
on the west
a golden
blood orange

©Odilia Galván Rodríguez, 2008

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