Patricia Spears Jones

(1951 / United States)

Patricia Spears Jones Poems

1. Belissima 9/20/2014
2. Beloved Of God 9/20/2014
3. Dinner With The Ghost Of Lorenzo Thomas 9/20/2014
4. Ghosts 9/20/2014
5. New Year 9/20/2014
6. Painkiller 9/20/2014
7. Plume 9/20/2014
8. Son Cubano 9/20/2014
9. The Theme Is Flight 9/20/2014
10. What I Have Not Done For Love 9/20/2014

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Son Cubano

We are at the genesis of a bolero
eyes, lips, thick, kinky dreads
beds, cars, stars
a singer's words curve
through memory and shadow
rhythms stumble and stop,
come again, the night air a willing audience.
men huddle near a long, brass bar rail,
shoes gleaming, lips smiling, eyes lit
as women, young and old, stroll pass them
on their way to the powder room
las mujeres motion a dream of sand and waves
a Cuba that only the restaurant owner
and his waiters may have truly seen, heard.
late winter, rains slicking the streets of lower Manhattan,
Son ...

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