Abraham de la Torre

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I celebrated my sixtieth centenary twice. On October 25, at a party thrown by my wonder of a wife, and on the actual day, October 28. Both bashes were made highly successful by the presence of friends who shared our blessings and the attendant bliss. more »

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War

Unpremeditated, just a reflexive blink,
Was not as startled as the glitter of grime
Against the sun-streaked light.

The idea of a memorandum-laden airplane
Stirred the rust of my machine guns.

Unrelenting, my magazine would spew
Spurts of rage till the argument
Yields to the louder, more determined Soldier.

I would give my victory no rest.
It will die, of its own accord,
Among the intricate complexities of
Newer, better armament.

Rubber bands. Rubber sheaths.

My conscious song would be a beat
Rhythmic as a heart
Even as it ...

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