Guillermo Veloso

Rookie - 346 Points (September 25 1962 / New York City)

Cuban Love - Poem by Guillermo Veloso

Sweet gold of
The sun in her smile
The scent of rum and sea
Her wave-tossed hair tangled by
The breath of Spain
Her back arched, sweat soaked and
Glistening under
An African sun
Taino heat rises through her
Her body sways, the trunk of a palm that
Quivers with salsa rhythms
Xango hides
The forest is
Tobacco deep dense with
Mulatto leaves to cover our sin

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, August 15, 2009

Poem Edited: Monday, March 3, 2014

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