Deborah Paredez

San Antonio, Texas
Deborah Paredez
San Antonio, Texas


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A Cartography of Passions
here: our forsaken home

mesa breaks desert
dialing curve of mountain
Saint's Day Triolet: Saint Anthony
When no one else would listen, Saint Anthony
preached seaward, his words fishnet for the lost
souls of the heretics. Caught up in despair, we plea
Saint's Day Triolet: Saint Valentine
You're flush with hearts and I'm forced to fold
this hand and swear off another luckless match.
How we've found ways to love each other, cajoled
Tía Lucia Enters the Nursing Home
All morning my daughter pleading, outside
outside. By noon I kneel to button her
coat, tie the scarf to keep her hood in place.
The Gulf, 1987
The day upturned, flooded with sunlight, not
a single cloud. I squint into the glare,
cautious even then of bright emptiness.
Wife's Disaster Manual
When the forsaken city starts to burn,
after the men and children have fled,
stand still, silent as prey, and slowly turn

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